The Door in the Wall
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Robin's father is a knight, and his mother is an attendant to the queen. In medieval times, a young man of Robin's standing should also train for knighthood. But after Robin's father leaves for war and his mother goes to a secret location to attend to the queen, Robin becomes ill and loses the use of his legs. Brother Luke comes to Robin's aid. He not only brings the boy to live in the monastery, but he helps Robin regain some physical strength and teaches him to hone talents that don't require the use of his legs.
Robin and Brother Luke eventually join a man named Sir Peter and live at his palace. When it comes under attack, Robin alone is able to escape and call in reinforcements. Robin's parents visit at Christmastime, and the king rewards Robin for his bravery in saving Sir Peter's castle.
Brother Luke prays with Robin on a number of occasions. He encourages the boy to maintain a positive attitude of faith and thanksgiving. Through his compassion for Robin, as well as for the sick and poor who pass through the monastery, Brother Luke is a Christlike example of being a servant. Robin sings "Gloria" ("Angels We Have Heard on High") and plays his harp after being honored by the king.
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