Katty Lester

Katty Lester

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Towards the afternoon, they stopped to change horses at an old-fashioned inn and posting-house, and there they had dinner. The landlady seemed to know Mr. Lester quite well, somewhat to his little niece's surprise; and, before they set off again, she took Katty into her garden, and, filling a basket with ripe gooseberries and fine bunches of currants, gave them to her to eat by the way. Katty thanked her for her kindness, but she was more astonished than ever when the good woman said, "Anything I can do for Mr. Lester and his friends is but little, after what he has done for me and mine. And I'm so glad to think he's coming back to" But at this point in the conversation Katty s name was called by her nurse, and, though she would have liked to hear all the landlady had to say, she had to hasten, knowing well--as everybody seemed to know--that her Uncle Peter could not bear to be kept a moment waiting. Just before they started, and while Mr. Lester was saying something about a horse and somebody called Tom, a lovely speckled chicken came close to the landlady's feet, making Katty exclaim, " Oh, you lovely dear! See, nurse, did you ever see such a beauty?" In a moment the landlady had caught up the chicken, and, untying her wide, blue checked apron, rolled the fowl in it, and, when Mr. Lester was taking his seat, his head being turned another way, she stuffed the bundle into Katty's lap, giving sundry winks and nods to keep silence. Off went the horses, the post-boy cracking his whip and calling to them cheerily. The chicken struggled so hard to escape that Katty was afraid it would get out, and fly away through the open window. "Oh, nurse, help me; what shall I do V cried Katty. "I couldn't help it, Uncle Peter; I...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648064
  • 9781236648068