A Christmas Pudding for Young Eaters

A Christmas Pudding for Young Eaters

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... look at it, but that's what we poor girls never seem to have time for, except when we goes home, not for a quiet cup like.' 'I hope I shall be a-boiling this 'ere kettle, and drinking a cup of tea along with mother by this time next week, ' Betty answered, her face looking quite bright through the dust and dirt which smeared it. 'Mother wants some Comfort, she do, ' the girl continued; 'that good-for-nothing brother of mine gives her a sight of trouble.' 'What's he at now?' her friend asked. 'Oh, he got into a very good place as page boy, but I hear now he's a-going to leave. He's been up to some mischief again, and his missus says she can't put up with him no longer. I've no patience with him--I haven't; giving himself such airs, and never a sixpence to spare for his poor mother. He was that grand, his own name wasn't good enough for him.' 'Bless the boy! What name could he find better?' the visitor asked. 'Oh, if you please, he must go a-calling hisself "Osborne Montague,"' Betty answered; 'but I think myself, as "John Huggins" do sound more respectable; and he needn't despise his name, which is the same as his father's as is dead and gone--but there, I always find as them as is so high, is sure to be brought low.' 'She's quite right, ' said the little kettle, who had been much interested in Montague's history. 'So this dingy little servant is a sister of that very fine young man, and she's much the best of the two, if I'm not much mistaken, for all his grand airs!' ARLY the following week, our little kettle found himself journeying along, tied up in a red handkerchief, in company with Betty's Sunday gown, comfortably slung on her arm. It seemed to him a very long journey, as she had some miles to walk, to reach her mother's...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561341
  • 9781236561343