Cap'n Thistletop; A Story for Boys and Girls

Cap'n Thistletop; A Story for Boys and Girls

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...that he gave to himself. He said that he was almost as sick of those blue hens as he was of Billy Downs' sign painting. Graff was a little disappointed that Wirt said so little about the sketches. After that enthusiastic outburst to Uncle Ptolemy he had become reticent and discreet. And Uncle Ptolemy would not think to tell Graff that he had been called a genius; he had been more puzzled than pleased by it himself, and now he was wholly absorbed in his blue hens. " Of course my sketches look rough beside yours," said poor Cap'n Thistletop wistfully, for there was something in him that longed for a different appreciation from any that he had ever had--different from his grandmother's joy in the pretty chamber, delightful as that was. "It takes an awful lot of pains to make a finished drawing," answered /Virt gruffly, with his head turned away from the grieved look in the other boy's eyes. It is pleasant to record that on his way down Tumble Down Hill he did want, as he admitted inwardly, to kick himself, and that twice he almost turned back to tell Graff Judd that he "could draw him out of sight." But there was the necessity of looking out for number one, as they looked out who succeeded in the world! Let the Judd boy find out what he could do; let him look out for his own chances. If he had mistaken the meaning of that letter, why then certainly the Judd boy's affairs were nothing to him. He worked away at flower designs half the night. He said to himself that he must get up something of his own to get that "rampant Jennie" vine out of his head. But whatever he tried to do his pencil would wander into a vine like that. After all there was no statute forbidding the drawing of "rampant...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895940
  • 9781236895943