Bread Upon the Waters

Bread Upon the Waters

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...sheltered from the heat of the sun with some broad green leaves which the market-man had given her. She had sprinkled these plentifully with cool water, and she was quite satisfied as she peeped in at the crisp, ripe berries, that they would keep fresh and nice for a good many hours. The hardest thing of all was to cry them in the streets: many and many a time she had heard children smaller than herself, crying ont with such shrill, high voices--" Str-a-w-ber-ries! Bla-ck-ber ries!" hour after hour. But she was sure she never should get such a tone if she tried for ever; and she shrank timidly from testing the powers of her voice. She grew more courageous, however, after a while, as one after another of the half a hundred " city cries" rang in her ears. Why shouldn't she cry "Strawberries 1" as loudly as that little boy sang out about his '-'long laces, short laces, two cents a-dozen"--or that man with his prolonged yell of "pine-wood, p-i-n-e-w-o-o-d I"--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-aw-ber-ries!" and Margaret's voice rang out merrily enough, again and again, as she tripped along with her fragrant burden. She had got into her favorite street, the quiet, shady " Place"--so shady and pleasant now with the trees in their summer foliage--where Mrs. Emerson lived. Margaret was very fond of wandering through that street; scarcely a day passed but she walked through it, 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...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666267
  • 9781236666260