Ethel's New Papa

Ethel's New Papa

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... little shivering thing." Ethel did as she was told, and her mamma fetched a dressing gown and wrapped it round her, and then took the eider-down quilt off the bed and threw it over her. "Now we will have some tea to warm us," said her mamma. The tea-things stood ready on the table, the little kettle soon boiled, and Ethel and her mamma had each a steaming cup of tea. "Now go back to bed, you bad child, or I shall have you with a fine cold to-morrow." "But I shall get frightened again," said Ethel. "Let me stay here." "Nonsense," said her mamma, "I will come and sit with you till you are asleep." So she did; and Ethel did not wake again till it was broad daylight. The wind had somewhat abated then, but Ethel could not quite forget her terrors of the previous night. "It may be as bad to-night," she thought, " and if the vessel has not arrived what shall I do?" All their fears were, however, set at rest by a telegram which their mamma received just before the children's bedtime. It was from Mr. Stewart at Southampton. The vessel had just arrived, and he hoped to be home that night. "Then we must stay up and see him, mustn't we, mamma?" said Bob. "Certainly not, sir. Why, he may not be here till midnight. Be off to bed at once." "He'll be so disappointed," sighed Bob. "Will you wake-us when he comes, and bring him up to see us?" "Yes, if he is not too tired." "Oh, he won't be too tired to see me," said Bob. Ethel was glad that she was not to meet her father that night; the dreaded moment was to be put off a little longer. She shrank with fear and trembling from the interview. She was determined to...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766350
  • 9781236766359