Almost Fairy Children; Or the Cozy Evenings of Brother and Sister

Almost Fairy Children; Or the Cozy Evenings of Brother and Sister

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...and be home again before the man comes." "Good scheme," said Brother. "If it flies, that shows we've done some useful work every day. I'm sure we've tried hard enough. I've run errands and mowed the lawn, and you've done lots of things." Sister said that she would slip back to the house and put the carpet in her music roll--you remember how soft and silken it was--and come down to the grove. So she did. They agreed not to take Aristotle, as it might hurt the feelings of the cats not to be invited. They seated themselves on the carpet, leaving the bicycle hidden in the grove. Then Brother said, "Carpet, carpet, please rise with us pretty high up and carry us to town and set us down where people won't see us." The carpet rose as smoothly as a good elevator. The branches of the grove brushed the children gently as it rose through the tree-tops. Up and up it went till it would have looked to you no larger than a hawk if you had been watching it. But nobody was watching, and in a jiffy the trip was over, and the children were walking into town. The carpet had set them down in the picnic grove back of the old Lisha Jones place. They bought the three things, and then Sister said, "How can you carry that big bottle of water?" "I can't," said Brother. Just then he saw a boy trundling an express wagon. He called the boy and struck a bargain with him to carry the things up to the old Lisha Jones place. The boy thought that there was probably a picnic going on down in the grove. It was ten cents that the boy got for lending the express wagon, and five cents more for going along to bring it back. The boy put the things down just where Brother...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759575
  • 9781236759573