Bertie and His Sister

Bertie and His 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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... than she had taken of her own accord--at all events hitherto. Whatever he may have thought, he left the matter as it stood, and brought out his books and papers as, usual; but Aunt Ann took especial good care that evening not to disturb or interrupt him. Emmeline's hands trembled to such an extent that she could scarcely open the letter; and when she had done that, her eyes were for a time too dim with tears to read it. At last she became sufficiently composed to do so, and the best thing we can do is to give our readers the letter itself. Here it is. "My Dear Sister, "As I promised to write to you very soon, I write to say that we got down here last night quite safe, and they are all so kind here you cannot think. I am sorry to be so far away from you, dear, dear Emmy, for I do love you so dearly, and I am sure no one can ever love me so much as you do. I wish you were here; they are all so nice and kind. And I have six cousins, all girls; but one is quite a woman, and another very nearly, and Tom is so amusing you cannot think. I feel very happy, only I do so wish, dear Emmy, you could be here too; it would be so pleasant. I cannot write any more, as this letter has to be taken to the post, four miles off. "Your fond and loving brother, "Bertie. "P.S.--They have a cow and five pigs, and ever so many chickens; and Tom says she means to ask uncle to make me mind the pigs, but I think it is only in fun. Good-bye, with fond love to you, dear Emmy. Tom sends best love, too." It would not be easy to describe Emmeline's feelings as she read this letter over and over again. Dear, dear Bertie! It was quite plain that he was very happy. Oh, if she could only be there at Uncle Maurice's! Could it be wrong to wish...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745922
  • 9781236745927