The Rajah’s Diamond

With my cold reaching its peak and today’s weather pattern repeating that of yesterday I spent the day seated indoors.

First I watched a recording of last night’s rugby World Cup match between England and Japan, then read “The Rajah’s Diamond” story from the Folio selection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tales.

In a four part story, with humour and mystery the author traces the passage of an item of great wealth and its effect on the lives of a number of people with whom it comes into contact. We see that it is an object that tempts into crime and deception bringing no happiness.

Once again Michael Foreman’s illustrations capture the essence of Stevenson’s characters and events created in the author’s usual flowing prose.

This evening we all dined on Jackie’s cottage pie and beef pie with boiled new potatoes; firm broccoli and cauliflower, crunchy carrots, and meaty gravy with which the Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the GSM.


  1. Such an interesting story. And the illustrations are fabulous!
    Hope you feel better soon! Glad you stayed in on a rainy day…resting, getting lost in a book, and eating Jackie’s delicious comfort-food meal! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I am sure you will feel better soon. I don’t think I have read The Rajah’s Diamond. Will look it up. Cottage pie sounds delicious. I have only read about it. Thank you,

  3. Please continue to take care of yourself, Derrick. Even after you feel better, your body is still susceptible to a relapse.
    I haven’t read RLS is a mighty long time.

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