Happy Stories for Happy Hearts, by the Author of 'Spring Flowers and Summer Blossoms' (F.M.B)

Happy Stories for Happy Hearts, by the Author of 'Spring Flowers and Summer Blossoms' (F.M.B)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...Sun-dial is forgotten As they hurry on their way; But we'll fashion them another, Which perchance their steps shall stay. Then when, on mornings in the house, Or noontimes out of doors, Or evenings underneath the trees, Whence many a carol pours: They long for reading more than play, And seek some hiding place, Wherein, with earnest brows down-bent, The printed page to trace--May the stories herein written, Like the dials old and grey, In sunshine for the children, Tell the hours of the day. THE TWO HOMES. It is a glimpse into two homes that my first story will give you: --one, the dwelling of rich people, full of all comforts and luxuries; and the other, that of a poor family. On one the sunshine poured down from without, from the other it rose up within. The sunshine we make for ourselves is the brightest after all! But now for the first glimpse! In a long, low room, fitted up with bookcases, and curiosities, cupboards, and dolls' houses innumerable, having at one end a pleasant bow window looking over the fair green park beyond, Helen and Minna Grey were sitting idly on a sofa by the fire, for though it was the last week in April, the weather was damp and rainy; and as it was their Spring holiday-time--they had no lessons to do. About the carpet was thickly strewn strips of bright blue and pink ribbons, rosettes half made of colored cambrics and muslins, and dolls begun to be dressed, as if there had been a busy time in the play-room not long since; and the reason for that busy time, and for its sudden cessation, the morning before, leaving all things unfinished, and its little inhabitants idle, I must tell you before I go on with my story. The house in which Helen and Minna lived was called "The Cedars," and outside the park...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759680
  • 9781236759689