The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp

The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp

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Excerpt: ...and she drew her shawl more closely around her shoulders as the wind howled down the chimney. Bert and Nan took off their warm things, laying their packages of lunch and the bags of chestnuts on the table. Nan saw the old woman go to a closet, and the glimpse the Bobbsey girl had of the shelves showed her that they contained only a little food. "Bert and I have some of our lunch left," said Nan. "And you can have some, if you want to," went on Bert. "We put up a pretty good lunch, and there's more'n half of it left." "Bless your hearts, my dears," said Mrs. Bimby. "I wouldn't take your lunch. You'll need it yourselves. I've a little victuals left in the house, though if my Jim doesn't get back soon there won't be much for to-morrow. My, what a storm! What a storm!" The small log cabin seemed to shake and tremble in the wind, as though it would blow away. And the snow was now coming down so thickly that Bert and Nan could see only 126 a short distance out of the window. There was little to see, anyhow, save trees and bushes, and these were fast becoming covered with snow. Mrs. Bimby busied herself about the stove, putting the kettle on so she could make tea, and Bert and Nan watched her. The Bobbsey twins were wondering what would happen, how they could get home, and whether or not their father and mother would worry. Nan looked about the cabin. She did not see any beds, but a steep flight of stairs, leading up to what seemed to be a second story, might provide bedrooms, Nan thought. The cabin was clean and neat, and she was glad of that. "I do hope Jim comes," murmured Mrs. Bimby, as she poured the boiling water on the dry tea leaves in the pot. "I do hope he isn't storm-bound!" Bert and Nan hoped the same thing, for, somehow, Bert thought if Mr. Bimby came along he would take the twins back to Cedar Camp. "Now sit up, dearies, and have some weak 127 tea, and I'll take mine strong. I need it for my...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236723023
  • 9781236723024