Greatness in Little Things; Or, Way-Side Violets

Greatness in Little Things; Or, Way-Side Violets

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...called out in a plaintive voice--"Missy Beatrice, may I come in de water?" "Well! Nelly, perhaps you had better stay till Jeannette is at liberty, and then you can bathe together." " Oh! Missy, let me stay in all de time, while she bathe and while you bathe, me can swim like fish, Missy." "Well! then, come on!" and presently Nelly's little dark form was seen to plunge fearlessly off the point of a rock into some rather deep water which lay on the other side. " Take care, take care, Nelly!" called Blanche, but the little thing was splashing about in great glee, and now came swimming quickly toward the party, using that peculiar paddling motion common among the negro children. She soon ventured out to sea The Shark. 167 for a considerable distance, and the rest of the partyforgot her for a time. They were amusing themselves by trying to float and swim, when on a sudden Caroline Gisborne uttered an exclamation in a tone of horror, and stood upright in the water; her companions looked at her in amazement, and saw her turn very white and point with her finger out to sea. Above the crest of a wave was to be seen a dark object, slowly approaching the shore--it was the fin of an enormous shark. " Where is Nelly?" cried all voices; "Nelly! Nelly! child, swim for your life!" But the poor child, though she heard them, and was several yards nearer the shore than the monster, could not move a muscle, so paralyzed was she by terror at the sight of the shark. They saw it approach her, and then rose one long fearful scream from the water, and with a cry of horror, the rest of the party fled hastily to the rocks for safety, though in truth, the water where they were was too shallow for the shark to approach them. Pale and terrified they stood on the rocks, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659058
  • 9781236659057