The Good-Natured Bear Etc

The Good-Natured Bear Etc

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...thought I, "here is a new world! Everybody seems to respect, and admire, and love everybody else I How very delightful!" CHAPTER VII. THE WEST END OF THE TOWN. i UR house was in Hanover Square, a few doors from the Queen's Concert Rooms. There happened to be a morning concert on the first day of my arrival, and as one of the drawing-room windows where I sat with my little lady mamma opened out upon the balcony, we could every now and then hear the trumpets and drums, and one violin which squeaked so sweetly high above all the rest. At four o'clock my new mamma went out for a drive in her carriage with her governess, and chiefly to buy several things for me. Of course I went too. First we went to pay a visit to a young lady in Grosvenor Square, and after this we drove to a toy-shop in Oxford Street, and there the little Lady Flora bought me a cradle of delicate white basket work, with a mattress and pillow covered with cotton of pale pink and lilac stripes. She wanted a feather bed; but they had not got one. The governess then bought a large, handsome doll, chosen by Lady Flora, to send to my dear first mamma, Ellen Plummy, in exchange for me, and also a nice cradle, and one or two other things which I did not see. We next went down Regent Street, and sent the very tall footman with the gold-headed cane and powdered hair into every shop that seemed likely, to ask if they had a doll's feather-bed. But none of them had. One young person, however, dressed in black, with a pale face, and her hair very nicely plaited, came out to the carriage window and said, "They would be most happy to make a feather bed for the doll, if her ladyship would allow them that honour!" My little lady mamma, however, said, "Certainly not--I thank...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609123
  • 9781236609120