Ian Serraillier (24 September 1912 – 28 November 1994) was a British novelist and poet, best known for his children's books, especially The Silver Sword (1956).
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- he was undoing the wooden box, and he took out the silver sword. "This is the best of my treasures," he said. "It will bring me luck. And it will bring you luck, because you gave it to me. I don't tell anybody my name - it is not safe. But because you gave me the sword and I didn't borrow it, I will tell you." He whispered. "It is Jan."
- The Silver Sword, Chapter 5, "The Goods Train"