Deborah's Drawer

Deborah's Drawer

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... were going up alone. Tiny and Totty sat opposite each other, hardly knowing whether to be pleased or frightened as the train began to move, but after a while they began to play and look about them. They stood up upon the seats, examined the network overhead, were much interested in the lamp, and, above all, delighted at the various stoppages, watching the people who entered or left the train, and always asking the guard whenever he came to look at them whether "this was London." He was a very good-natured guard, they thought, and Totty had serious thoughts of confiding to him that they had run away, but was persuaded not to do so by Tiny, who feared he might turn the engine round and take them back again if he knew it. Sometimes the train passed through a tunnel, and that the little girls did not much like, so they curled themselves up both together on one seat and shut their eyes very tight until they knew by the cessation of the loud rumbling noise that they were out of the tunnel and once more in daylight. By-and-by they began to grow very hungry; it was past one o'clock, and they missed their dinner. It was of no use to be impatient, however, for the guard had promised to come and tell them when they really were arrived, and warned them on no account to attempt to get out until he had done so. Meantime the August sun shone overhead, and the slow train was a very slow one indeed; more so than usual the passengers in other carriages began to think, though Tiny and Totty thought nothing about it; they did not know, and the other travellers did not know either--not even the guard or the engine-driver knew--that while the slow train, going really a little slower than it generally did, crept on past the pleasant green meadows, past the...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583485
  • 9781236583482