A House Party with the Tucker Twins

A House Party with the Tucker Twins

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Excerpt: ...and Shorty insisted upon paddling the canoe, although 157 they were warned that it would be a tiring job, especially coming back. Miss Maria had planned to go with us although an all day picnic was a great undertaking for one of her shape, but she was very particular with girls intrusted to her and chaperoned most religiously. On the very morning of the picnic, sciatica seized her and she simply could not get out of bed. The general had business at the court-house and was off very early in the morning, so his going was out of the question. Miss Maria lay there groaning and moaning, miserable that her conscience could not consent to our going on such a jaunt, unchaperoned. As Tweedles and I had never been overchaperoned, in fact knew very little about such necessities, it seemed absurd to us. "Do you really mean we can't go without a chaperone?" wailed Dum, who had set her heart on a long row in a little red boat that appealed to her especially. "My dear, I am so sorry! I would get up if I could." 158 "But I wouldn't have you get up, dear Miss Maria. I just want you to lie still and get well. We don't need a chaperone!" "I know you don't need one, my child, but I have never heard of a picnic at Croxton's Ford without a chaperone." "But Zebedee's a grand chaperone," put in Dee. "He is that particular! Why, Dum and Page and I have never been chaperoned in our lives." "Zebedee's the strictest thing!" maintained Dum. "So he may be," smiled the old lady, although one could see that the twinges in her poor hip were giving her great agony, "but as perfect as he is, he is not a woman." "No,show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236713141
  • 9781236713148