Progeny Press Door in the Wall Study Guide
Progeny Press Gtudy Guide
Ever since he could remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, had been told that like his father, he, too, would learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin is struck down by an illness that leaves him unable to use his legs. Left alone in plague-ridden London, Robin is taken to the monastery of St. Mark's by a kindly monk named Brother Luke.
Robin is saddened that, without use of his legs, he will be unable to become a knight like his father. "Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough," Brother Luke tells Robin, "and there will be a door in it." Recovering at the monastery, Robin discovers that door. He becomes skilled at woodcarving and swimming, and is taught to use his mind as well as his hands. He is also given a more valuable lesson in patience.
Robin is sent to the castle of Sir Peter de Lindsay where he was to learn the ways of knighthood. Robin wonders what sort of page he can be having to use crutches and without free hands for service, but when the castle comes under attack, it is Robin who must help save the townspeople.
Progeny Press Study Guide:
# of Lessons: 5 Chapter Lessons + Overview
Subjects: Patience and perseverance, individual worth