The Dawn of Life; Or Little Mildred's Story

The Dawn of Life; Or Little Mildred's Story

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... missing. Mary Anne was sent for it twice; then it was left a third time, and Miss Bartlett was very much displeased. "I believe, Mildred," she said, "you leave it there on purpose: if it occurs again, I shall punish you." Now I had not left it on purpose; but I need not have said, quite rudely, to Miss Bartlett, "You have no right to say so; that would be deceitful, and I am not deceitful." Of course this did not mend matters. My governess said the next time it was missing I should be punished; and Mary Anne was sent for the book. I did not know my lesson when it came, and was in great disgrace. That very afternoon, a gentleman who knew my father and mother very well, called, and invited Harriet and me to join a picnic party with his own children to some hills near Rockton, or rather sloping grassy knolls, for hills are not to be seen in that part of the country. The day was to be Thursday--this was Saturday. Miss Bartlett promised to bring us, and it was a great treat in prospect. Alas for me! On Tuesday evening, Harriet and I were called from the garden by Mary Anne to see a lady who had come to make our acquaintance, as she knew mamma; and in my haste to answer the summons, and to get Mary Anne to mend a tuck in my frock, which I tore in climbing to my seat in the mulberry tree, I left two of my books and my slate behind me. One was the book, which I found out the next day, when Harriet and I were getting ready for Miss Bartlett. "I must go for it, Harriet," I said; "she is upstairs, finishing a letter; I shall have time." I rushed out, catching up my hat as I went through the passage--across the road, in at the garden gate. I sought for the book in vain. There was my slate, and Mrs. Markham' more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555856
  • 9781236555854