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A Curse Dark As Gold

(2008)
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"If you'll allow me to demonstrate, I do think I could be of some help to you here."

I smiled tightly. "You'd have to be able to make gold appear from thin air to be much help to us now, I'm afraid."

"Gold, you say?" he said quietly. "Well, not out of the air, maybe, but--" He reached toward Rosie and drew a length of straw free from her hat. From out of a pocket in his jacket appeared an old-fashioned handheld drop spindle, the kind no one uses anymore, and he sent it spinning with a turn of his hand. Slowly, as we watched, he drew out the straw and spun it--spun it! (CONT.)

As if it were a roving of wool! Rosie and I stood there and watched him, moment by moment, as the spindle bobbed and twirled. Something pulled out from the brown straw and through his knobby fingers, and where it should have gone onto the spindle, the finest strands of gleaming gold threads appeared. Round and round the spindle went, and the gleaming of gold turned with it. I don't know how long we watched it, turning and turning, flashing gold with every revolution. I could not take my eyes away.

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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Curse Dark As Gold (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Elizabeth C Bunce
ISBN: 0-606-14752-7 / 978-0-606-14752-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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May 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Curse Dark as Gold
Author(s): Elizabeth C Bunce
ISBN: 1-60686-642-7 / 978-1-60686-642-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Curse Dark as Gold
Author(s): Elizabeth C Bunce
ISBN: 0-439-89576-6 / 978-0-439-89576-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Curse Dark As Gold
Author(s): Elizabeth Bunce, Elizabeth C Bunce
ISBN: 0-439-89577-4 / 978-0-439-89577-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Curse Dark As Gold - Audio Library Edition
Author(s): Elizabeth Bunce, Elizabeth C Bunce
ISBN: 0-545-24959-7 / 978-0-545-24959-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Curse Dark as Gold
Author(s): Elizabeth C Bunce
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Curse Dark as Gold
Author(s): Elizabeth C Bunce
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
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November 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Curse Dark as Gold
Author(s): Elizabeth C Bunce
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Curse Dark As Gold
Author(s): Bunce, Elizabeth C Bunce
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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