Busy Bee, by the Author of 'Dora Selwyn'

Busy Bee, by the Author of 'Dora Selwyn'

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...you'll see round the first corner a whitish house with a brown door to it, and if you goes up to the front room on the third floor, I believe you'll be all right." Amy thanked her, and guided by her description soon arrived at the house. She knocked at the front room door, picturing to herself how astonished Polly would look when she opened it. She waited, but neither Polly nor any one else appeared. She knocked again, and then a third time, but with no better success. "How tiresome that they are both out!" exclaimed Amy to herself; "I should be glad to sit and rest a bit just now." She just tried the door, though expecting that it would, of course, be fastened; but to her surprise it was unlocked, and instantly came open. Thinking it possible that "granny" might after all be at home, Amy peeped inside, and, behold, the room was empty! Four bare walls, and nothing on the floor but dirt! It looked about as desolate as Amy felt as she gazed round her. Polly and her grandmother must have gone away in a hurry, for if she had known that they were about to move, Polly would surely have told her so when they were last together. She hoped they had not gone far, for she did not relish the idea of another long walk; and she hoped still more that they had not flitted in the night, like the Matthews, leaving no message behind them. "What's your business, little girl?" said a gruff voice behind her. An old man had opened the back room door, and was watching her movements. "I want Mrs. Pringle," said Amy, turning to him. "Strikes me you trill want her, then," was his reply. "Is she dead?" said Amy, in alarm. "Well, no, 'taint quite so bad as that, --leastways, not that I...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984889
  • 9781236984883