Intermediate Reader

Intermediate Reader

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to quiver all over with fright. "Oh, I beg your pardon!" cried Alice hastily, afraid that she had hurt the poor animal's feelings. "I quite forgot you didn't like cats." "Not like cats!" cried the mouse in a shrill voice. "Would you like cats if you were me?" "Well, perhaps not," said Alice, in a soothing voice. "Don't be angry about it. And yet I wish I could show you our cat Dinah. I think you'd take a fancy to cats if you could only see her. She is such a dear, quiet thing, and she sits purring so nicely by the fire, licking her paws and washing her face. She is such a nice, soft thing to nurse--and she's such a capital one for catching mice--Oh, I beg your pardon!" cried Alice again, for this time the mouse was bristling all over, and she felt certain it must be really angry. "We won't talk about her if you'd rather not." "We indeed!" cried the mouse, who was trembling down to the end of his tail. "As if / would talk on such a subject! Our family always hated cats--nasty, low, vulgar things! Don't let me hear the name again!" "I won't indeed!" said Alice, in a great hurry to change the subject. "Are you--are you fond--of--of dogs?" The mouse did not answer, so Alice went on: "There is such a nice little dog near our house I should like to show you! A little bright-eyed terrier, you know, with oh! such long, curly brown hair! And it'll fetch things when you throw them, and it'll sit up and beg for its dinner, and all sorts of things--I can't remember half of them--and it belongs to a farmer, you know. He says it's so useful, it's worth a hundred pounds! He says it kills all the rats and--O dear!" cried Alice, in a sorrowful...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517644
  • 9781236517647