Eight Girls and a Dog

Eight Girls and a Dog

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ..." asked Nan, eyeing the pile. " Thirteen, miss; the corn would n't make no more." _ " Thirteen! An unlucky number!" exclaimed Marguerite. "Nannie, let 's eat one, and offer our friends a decent dozen." " All right," said Nan, and a fritter was carefully halved and eaten with a relish. "Those are simply great!" said Marguerite, with a hungry glance at the heaped-up plate. " You like them, don't you, Rosie? " "No, ma'am; I never touches corn in any way." " You don't! Now see here, Nan; we would, of course, have left two for Rosie, and since she does n't care for them, and the girls have n't come yet, let 's you and I eat Rosie's share now." Nan willingly agreed, and the plate was further depleted by two. So two more of Rosie's fritters had just disappeared when a barking announced the approach of the cavalcade. "Supper ready?" cried Betty, as they all trooped in. "Yes," said Marguerite, beaming with pride at her ability to answer the question in the aflirmative; "bring it in, Rosie." The girls seated themselves at table, and Timmy Loo waltzed gaily about in great expectation when Rosie brought in the plate of six corn fritters and passed it round. " Oh, how good! " cried Marjorie, helping herself. "I just love these things, and it 's so nice of you not to bake them all at once. They 're lovely just off the pan. Hurry up the next lot, Rosie." Nan. blushed and thought seriously of slipping under the table; but Marguerite said blandly: "Oh, these are individual fritters. There 's only one apiece, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893387
  • 9781236893383