Peters coal mine

Peter’s Coal Mine

by Edith Nesbit from The Railway Children

Chapter II passage: Published in 1906, "The Railway Children" by Edith Nesbit is the story of three British children whose family faces adversity after their father is imprisoned. They move with their mother from London to Yorkshire, and eventually prove their father’s innocence. In this passage, the family arrives at their new home. Students will read the story and respond to questions on the story elements and the language.