Left Behind, Or, a Summer in Exile

Left Behind, Or, a Summer in Exile

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...bringing up would prove. During the pause that followed, Pippie saw her Aunt Alice beckoning to her from the porch of the back door. "There's auntie calling me," she said, jumping up; "I'll come back in a minute." And laying her book on the chair, she danced away up the long garden-path to the house. Louis watched her from his elevated seat, and saw her listen with a pleased face and one of her little skips of delight to what Miss Alice said, and then come running back at full speed. But before she got as far as the centre flowerbed she slackened, stopped, turned round, and flew like the wind to Aunt Alice again, who still stood in the porch. Then she seemed to be eagerly explaining something, and pointed towards the apple-tree. Louis fancied she was talking about him. Next he saw the impetuous flinging of her arms round auntie's neck, and like an arrow from a bow came the twinkling feet and floating golden hair back all the way till she stood breathless and flushed on the grass beneath the tree. "Auntie's going--to take me--to the pottery!" she panted. "She wants a new pan. And she says, would you like to come too?" Louis had never been to this pottery, though it was just on the outskirts of the town; and having got a day's holiday in consequence of a bad headache in the morning, was glad enough to accept Miss Alice's invitation, subject only to Mrs. Mainwaring's permission, which he knew would not be withheld. He promptly descended to terra firma, and ran away to get ready to go. In less than ten minutes he re-appeared in his best suit, a collar as white and smooth as china, a crimson neck-tie that suited well the rich duskiness of his complexion, and his hat in hand. Pippie was just ready too, dressed in...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561074
  • 9781236561077