Barefoot Days

Barefoot Days

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and Grapes 2 his Bed, reading him tails and a wetting his Hed! down 2 thee Store they wuz joking tonite, Grandaddy Jones sez, "Yew'r doing awl rite, only next Time yew aim strate at Stub's hed--then yew will Slawter thee Rabit insted!" Cracky! my nose wuz awl skinned up 2day--i never knew that a Gun kicked that way! WAITING FOR DAD. He hangs upon the gate with chubby arms at mast And in each dimpled hand he holds an apple fast. His face is brown and tanned, his hat has blown away; ' All day the birds and bees have watched him at his play--But now the sun sinks low across the western lea And here upon the gate my "baby" waits for me! With joyous wave and shout he sees me up the walk: "Oh, daddy--horseback ride!" I kneel and prance and balk. And thus a charger wild champs gaily up the road To where we greet the queen--the mother of my load! And then the horsey kneels upon the clover bed And throws his rider bold in triumph o'er his head! The summer days are gone and o'er my heart is laid The sere of Autumn time. In sorrow where he played I wait in vain--and sob at night beside his bed. No more we charge along the road--My boy is dead! But up above in realms where little boys are glad, I know my baby, lost on earth, is waiting for his "dad!" THE BOY LAND. Where the pathway skirts the river And the sunbeams glint and quiver On the babbling waters, crooning to the bi!lows of their joysVhere the fragrant trail leads over Field and stream and through the clover, I am gliding with my fishpole to a land just made for boys! Here the cat-bird calls her lover From his swaying crest above her, And her downy throat is throbbing with the gladness of her breast. Here the more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980824
  • 9781236980823