David Strong's Errand

David Strong's Errand

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...and I thought you were such a saint," said Sarah, with the utmost gravity. "As worldly as the book of Proverbs. I don't see why the children of light shouldn't have common sense," retorted Miss Abby. "Dixie! Oh, Dix!" Nomie lifted her head as the thought struck her. "You said some time you would tell me how this crooked place in my back came. Isn't now a good time?" "No," answered Dixie, in a sharp voice. "Oh, Nomie, my poor little sister, there is never a good time, because I did it." "You did it?" repeated Nomie, in bewildered surprise. "What did you want to do it for?" "One day, when you were such a wee, little thing, before you could walk--" Dixie's breath came short and quick. "You were a strong, chubby little thing, restless in all your motions, and you loved to have me carry you around; but you liked best to stand on a chair at the window and look out, or listen and crow and laugh while I tapped on the pane. And that day I lifted you to a chair near the window and stood with my arms about you; mother cautioned me, so I was very careful of you. She stood near the mantel--how well I remember it!--dusting the things on it. One of the girls ran past, and I wanted to speak to her. I knocked on the glass, and she turned and ran up the steps; and before I knew what I was about I started for the door and left you, forgetting all about you. Mother screamed, and I heard a fall: you had tried to come after me. You were not sick at first, but you worried and cried, and the doctor said he could not decide where the injury was; but we found out. It was terrible for mother--I know now how terrible. She never blamed me, but it was all the harder to bear for that. And...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593847
  • 9781236593849