A Klondike Picnic; The Story of a Day

A Klondike Picnic; The Story of a Day

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Thou'rt safe in this snare of mine! " Now to the basket's depths descend And sleep in its gloom profound: The while 'neath the lid, securely hid, Cool seaweeds wrap thee round. "The sport goes on; the white-wing'd yachts Skim over the glittering bay; And now and then to the lock drifts in A sail-boat, sunny and gay. " The ' fiddlers ' wriggle and writhe, and crawl To their holes in the dusky loam; The pungent, brassy winds of the marsh Over the waters come. " Dance on, grave crabs, in your minuet, While the 'fiddlers ' gayly play! Oh, the old drawbridge is a bonny place On a sweet September day! " " Now, Bert, it's your turn," cries Nan. " I don't think Father Edwards has ever heard you recite the lines Cousin Lex wrote to tease Jeannie before he went to Alaska." " Oh, yes, Bert! " coax all the girls, " give us the ' Eldest Daughter '! " And amid much poking and pushing from Phil, Allen and Jack, Herbert finds himself confusedly on his feet, reciting what he calls in his mind, with some contempt, " girl-poetry " " If Freddie stumbles in the pond Or Jackie loses hat or shoe, If Allen's book is illy conn'd Or Olive vexes baby Lou, The eldest sister's patient soul Must bear the burden of the whole. 'Tis: 'Jeannie, what has come to Freddie? ' Has Jackie lost that shoe already P' ' Why wasn't Allen's lesson shorter? ' ' Here, sit by Olive's_side, and maybe ' You'll keep the minx from teasing Baby I'--Alas! poor eldest daughter! " Where selfless tasks must brave be done, (Nursing by day or watch by night), Whene'er, from rise to set of sun, A...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945441
  • 9781236945440