Bread Upon the Waters, an American Tale

Bread Upon the Waters, an American Tale

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...after a while, as one after another of the " city cries " rang in her ears. Why shouldn't she cry " Strawberries!" as loudly as that little boy sang out about his "long lace: ?, short laces, two pence a dozen;" or that man with his prolonged yell of "pinewood, p-i-n-e-w-o-o-d!" or that little girl screaming " ra-d-ishes!" at the top of her voice. "What's the use of being afraid?" she asked herself gaily. "No use--so here goes for str-awben'ies!" and Margaret's voice rang out merrily enough, again and again. She had got into her favourite street, the quiet, shady "Place "--so shady and pleasant now with the trees in their summer foliage--where Mrs. Emerson lived. Scarcely a day passed but she walked through that street, down to the square, and past Mrs. Emerson's well-known house. She found herself there now almost unconsciously; and with a sudden fanciful hope in her heart, she stopped at the iron railing, and called "strawberries," loud and clear. The basement-shutters were closed, and no one from within seemed to heed the cry; and Margaret, after a little pause, was going on, with a sort of vague disappointment in her heart. But suddenly a shutter from one of the upper stories was pushed open, and a lady looked out of the window, and called to her to stop. The child's heart fluttered wildly: the lady had hurried from the window directly, but that momentary glimpse had revealed her identity to Margaret's faithful memory. And she stood trembling with excitement, waiting for her to appear again. The front-door was soon opened, and Mrs. Emerson beckoned Margaret to come to her. She did not recognize the child at all; to her she was simply a little...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784049
  • 9781236784049