The Gray Champion. Sunday at Home. the Wedding Knell. the Minister's Black Veil. the May-Pole of Merry Mount. the Gentle Boy. Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe. Little Annie's Ramble. Wakefield. a Rill from the Town Pump. the Great Volume 1

The Gray Champion. Sunday at Home. the Wedding Knell. the Minister's Black Veil. the May-Pole of Merry Mount. the Gentle Boy. Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe. Little Annie's Ramble. Wakefield. a Rill from the Town Pump. the Great Volume 1

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...in the person of Dominicus Pike., It only remains to say, that Mr. Higginbotham took the pedler into high favor, sanctioned his addresses to the pretty schoolmistress, and settled his whole property on their children, allowing themselves the interest. In due time, the old gentleman capped the climax of his favors, by dying a Christian death, in bed, since which melancholy event, Dominicus Pike has removed from Kimballton, and established a large tobacco manufactory in my native village. LITTLE ANNIE'S RAMBLE. Ding-dong! Ding-dong! Ding-dong! The town crier has rung his bell, at a distant corner, and little Annie stands on her father's doorsteps, trying to hear what the man with the loud voice is talking about. Let me listen too. O! he is telling the people that an elephant, and a lion, and a royal tiger, and a horse with horns, and other strange beasts from foreign countries, have come to town, and will receive all visitors who choose to wait upon them. Perhaps little Annie would like to go. Yes; and I can see that the pretty child is weary of this wide and pleasant street, with the green trees flinging their shade across the quiet sunshine, and the pavements and the sidewalks all as clean as if the housemaid had just swept them with her broom. She feels that impulse to go strolling away--that longing after the mystery of the great world--which many children feel, and which I felt in my childhood. Little Annie shall take a ramble with me. See! I do but hold out my hand, and, like some bright bird in the sunny air, with her blue silk frock fluttering upwards from her white pantalets, she comes bounding on tiptoe across the street. Smooth back your brown curls, Annie; and let me tie on your bonnet, and we will set forth! What a strange couple to go...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236639529
  • 9781236639523