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The Game is a fantasy novella by award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones. The protagonist, Hayley Foss, is a young orphan girl who lives on the outskirts of London with her grandparents. Her grandmother is very strict and formal. Hayley has no memory of her parents or their deaths and her only link to them is an old wedding photograph her grandmother gave her. Hayley lives a very sheltered life and is homeschooled. She is not allowed to play with other children her own age. She cannot leave the property unless she is escorting one of the maids to the nearby town to make purchases.
During one of these excursions to town, Hayley meets two male musicians who are twins that she nicknames Flute and Fiddle. Hayley mistakes the term "musician" for "magician" and talks to each man briefly about magic. Later, Flute appears in her...