The History of Five Little Pitchers

The History of Five Little Pitchers

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...'This silver-plated teapot's come all over very faint!' "Faint! and no wonder, when that Susan used to rub and scour Enough to make the poor thing's cheeks to burn for quite an hour, And then go filling her inside with water scalding hot--You'd faint, I tell you, if you'd sufliered half like that poor pot! "I've seen the steam come fizzing out all round her little nob When Susan set her down to draw right on the kitchen hob; Hot tears would trickle down her cheeks, she'd spasms fit to choke, And all one side her face and mouth got blackened with the smoke. "Well, now she's gone at last, poor thing! she's had a fearful time; She's such a shocking sight to those who knew her in her prime, When fresh and sparkling she would stand upon a silver tray, And fill the ladies' cups with tea in quite a handsome way! "But when her beauty faded, and dark spots began to show, A newer pot supplanted her, and she was sent below, No more upon that silver tray to issue forth in state; And now you see she's quite worn out, and that's her doleful fate." "What else can you expect, though, of a silver-plated pot? You can't go on for ever with the surface coat you've got; Time shows what stuff we're made of, and I'd rather--wouldn't you?--Here Tom turned with a kindly glance to Pannykin. Be a simple earthen pitcher, all the same right through and through." "I really think I would," said Pannykin, quite cheerfully. "Poor thing! she's worse off than I am." "I should think she was," cried Tom. "Why, if you'd seen her when she was new, you'd have fallen quite in love with her for certain. You can't think what a beauty she was, and to think she should come to that. She was so bright, you could more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818121
  • 9781236818126