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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Baby Noel!" exclaims Mr. Marsden, "What brings you here--independent young three-year-old as you are?" And poor Baby has to submit to the kissing process he so much dislikes. "He's tummed 'cos 'e yady's not got nob'dy ense," explains Baby with dignity. "But he was weddy soddy 'cos he not got any more mover an' Car'l. He's gettin' gwad now, 'cos he's got awn 'e st'awbayies." "I see! You like strawberries better than mother an' Caryl," says Mr. Marsden laughing. "He can't put mover an' Car'l into his mouf," argues Baby stoutly. "St'awbayiesisweddy good." "So they are," says Mr. Marsden; "especially with cream and sugar; eh, Baby?--Mrs Doran, this is one of the young Mayhews of No. 2, the Grove. You know Mrs. Mayhew--Col. Mayhew's wife. I expect she will be getting uncommonly anxious to know what has become of her young hopeful." "So she will," says Mrs. Doran, with a sigh. "But I can't tell you how loth I feel to parting with the child. I'm not a kidnapper of babies by nature, as you know. But he isn't like other children. He's a creation to himself. Hawkes, tell them to have the closed carriage ready as soon "as possible." "Every-one of the Mayhew tribe are nice," says Mr. Marsden warmly. "But I think Caryl is my prime favourite. Such a sensible, merry, happy-go-lucky, light-hearted, good boy." "Car'l is his fav'wet too," says Baby. "Car'l yoves 'e Baby." "I must get to know them all," says Mrs. Doran pleasantly. "Baby will you come and see me very often?" "Free-four-firty-hundred-minion times!" volunteers Baby heartily; "An' see 'e st'awbayies too!..".
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544439
  • 9781236544438