Impunity Jane Author:Rumer Godden "'This little doll is very strongly made,' said the shop woman. 'Why, you could drop her with impunity.' — "'...But what is impunity?' said Effie. — "'Impunity means escaping without hurt,' said the old lady. — "'That's what I am going to do forever and ever,' said the little doll." — Effie called her Jane; afterwards other children called her Ann o... more »r Polly or Belinda, but that didn't matter; her name was Impunity Jane.
She was just four inches high, but oh, what a spirit of adventure she had! For years and years she belonged to little girls, who kept her in sedate elegance in a doll's house. Impunity Jane almost cracked with wishing to live in somebody's pocket and see the world!
Then came a wonderful day when a small boy heard her wordless plea for freedom. Into his pocket she went, and into a world of such glorious adventure as only a gang of lively boys could devise.
Written with beauty and distinction, and lit with affectionate understanding of children-and dolls- Impunity Jane introduces the most engaging doll character in many a long day.« less