Effie and Her Strange Acquaintances

Effie and Her Strange Acquaintances

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...very soft and delicate--Effie and Robin were startled to see a herd of Deer come bounding down the hillside towards the lake; and still more surprised when, without a moment's hesitation, their leader--a great, handsome fellow, with immense horns, --dashed headlong into the water, and, followed by the whole herd, battled his way across to the other side. Later on, a poor terrified Hare plunged in and swam across, to escape the pursuit of a large Dog, who certainly could not have been a straightforward, fair-minded, country Gentledog, or he would not have been breaking the game laws by hunting in the month of June--if it were the month of June... These were only passing events, but they so interested Effie, and seemed to tell of such a wealth of life and adventure in the neighbourhood, that the friends decided to break their journey, and stay here for an hour or two: and they were the more glad to do this because the sun's searching heat made them long for shade. They therefore steered for shore, and cast anchor under the shelter of an overhanging bank, on which bunches of the great purple Cranesbill were growing. They had not remained here long when they heard, overhead, a sound of hard-breathing, as of someone toiling with a heavy burden, and now and then the breathing was caught and almost stifled, as with sobs. "Oh," whispered Effie to her friend, "there is someone in distress, I am sure. Let us get out at once and see if we can be of any help." "Sit still," whispered Robin, "and listen. Don't be rash." Puffing and fuming and sighing, some object was moving backwards and forwards on the overhanging bank, but just out of sight: so Effie quickly and noiselessly loosed the Boat, and pushed out a few...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901177
  • 9781236901170