Ethel's Stories

Ethel's Stories

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... Harry, as speedily as we were able; but, I assure you, we found it a very difficult, and a very fatiguing business; had it not been for Lufreehc's company, I do not know what would have become of us; happily he did not leave us." "How fortunate, mamma!" "It was, indeed, Falkland; the more so, as several times I saw Tnetnocsid hovering about us and trying to speak to me." "And not to your little cousin, mamma!" "Oh, no, Harry; little Edwin was so busy conversing with Lufreehc, that Tnetnocsid well knew it was quite useless wasting time, endeavoring to gain his attention; indeed, after making several ineffectual attempts to obtrude his evil spirit on my notice, he left us to ourselves and our pleasant companion, between whom and himself there exists an inseparable barrier." "And were you very tired when you got to the end of your walk?" "We were, indeed, Julia; and, not only so, but we met with several adventures, which would have proved very disagreeable, but for Lufreehc's presence--in the first place, the moist and loosened earth stuck so fast to my boots and Edwin's goloshes, that their weight greatly impeded our progress; repeatedly we stopped to remove the clinging mould, but it was no easy matter; and scarcely had we recommenced our walk, before the same inconvenience again beset us: thus making our feet four or five times their natural size, by this strange addition." "But, mamma, how did you remove it?" "I think, Clara, as well as I can remember, I removed it with a walking-stick of Edwin's." "And how old was Edwin, Aunt?" "He was about seven years old, Walter; not quite seven." "Poor little fellow, how tired he must have...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521935
  • 9781236521934