Jackanapes and the Brownies

Jackanapes and the Brownies

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... for good; so the other elephant and the other guinea-pig must walk together as a pair now. Noah was among the soldiers, and we have put the cavalry into a night-light box. Europe and North America were behind the bookcase; and, would you believe it? the rockinghorse's nose has turned up in the nursery oven." " I can't believe it," said the Doctor. " The rocking-horse's nose could n't turn up, it was the purest Grecian, modelled from the Elgin marbles. Perhaps it was the heat that did it, though. However, you seem to have got through your troubles very well, Master Deordie. I wish poor Tiny were at the end of her task." "So do I," said Deordie ruefully. "But I tell you what I've been thinking, Doctor. Nurse is always nagging at us, and we 're always in rows of one sort or another, for doing this, and not doing that, and leaving our things about. But, you know, it 's a horrid shame; for there are plenty of servants, and I don't see why we should be always bothering to do little things, and "--''Oh! come to the point, please," said the Doctor; " you do go round the square so, in telling your stories, Deordie. What have you been thinking of? " " Well," said Deordie, who was as good-tempered as he was slow, " the other day Nurse shut me up in the back nursery for borrowing her scissors and losing them; but I'd got 'Grimm' inside one of my knickerbockers, so when she looked the door, I sat down to read. And I read the story of the Shoe maker and the little Elves who came and did his work for him before he got up; and I thought it would be so jolly if we had some little Elves to...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948556
  • 9781236948557