Fairy Know-A-Bit; Or, a Nutshell of Knowledge, by A.L.O.E.

Fairy Know-A-Bit; Or, a Nutshell of Knowledge, by A.L.O.E.

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...widow's young son. What might not that halfsovereign buy? Ideas of a tool-chest, a piping bullfinch, bow and arrows, followed one another in the mind of the boy. These were all things which he had scarcely allowed himself to wish for before, they had seemed to be so utterly beyond his attainment. THE SQUIRE'S WELCOME TO SIDNEY. "But, oh! how selfish I am!" thought Sidney. "How could I dream of spending all that money on myself, when dear mamma has so little! I wonder what a velvet bonnet would cost, or a nice warm shawl for the winter." The thoughts of the two young companions during the remainder of that day were chiefly divided between the expedition to the town and bazaar which was to take place on the following forenoon, and the introduction of Sidney to the wonderful learned fairy. The latter subject was much talked over by the boys; but Sidney did not say much about the former. He felt that Philibert would scarcely enter into his pleasure at the idea of "giving mamma a surprise." Once, when he chanced to ask Philibert if he could guess the price of an apron, the boy burst into such a roaring laugh, with the question, "Do you mean to turn into a butcher?" that his playmate resolved henceforth to keep his shopping plans to himself. TASKED FOR TALKING. 50W, mind," whispered Philibert to Sidney, as the boys stood on the staircase on the following morning, "we must not come in together, or Know-a-bit will easily guess that I have told you his secret. But just as I am talking about something with my good friend the fairy, do you walk in quite boldly, as if you knew nothing at all. Perhaps he will not mind you, as you are a boy like myself; perhaps, as you are my friend, he will show you some of...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503198
  • 9781236503190