Monday, January 14, 2013

Buried Treasures 10

Only the original Collins edition of Susan at School has this wonderful colour frontispiece. Both the frontispieces of the St. Ronan's stories depict scenes in the school library. The scene pictured here is from Chapter 4, The Mysterious Map. While reading a book about the history of St. Ronan's, Susan and fellow new girl Tessa come across a map with the cryptic message "RH here" in faint writing. Susan immediately jumps to the conclusion that the map points to the legendary buried treasure known as Ronan's Heap. This treasure is supposedly made up of gold chalices and jewelled cups and gold plates.