The Little Brown Girl, by Esme Stuart

The Little Brown Girl, by Esme Stuart

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...of course this was not to be expected, so he crawled reluctantly out of his warm place and put on once more the greatcoat and the slip-shod slippers. "Oh, you mustn't go down in those things," said Henry, hastily; "you would have all the maids down in a body, and I don't dare say what might not be the consequence." Eddy obeyed; he put his slippers under his arms, and letting Henry open and shut the door, began his downward journey. It had been all great fun, but it had also been very cold, and Eddy felt a little pricking sensation in his throat, which generally meant the beginning of a bad cold; so he trotted down as quickly as he could, and was glad enough to get back to his bed, but the "warming" process had to begin again, and, as Eddy said to himself, he had warmed a bed three times that evening. He could not go to sleep for a long time, the pricking at his throat became rather painful; also he sneezed a good many times, and much to his sorrow he foresaw that he was "in for a cold." If only it would get well by the hunt day! If not, Eddy felt he would have paid dearly for his lark up to his brother's room. The next morning, -which was-Sunday, nurse pronounced that Master Eddy had a very bad cold, and must stay in bed. Nurse was very fond of "coddling"; she brought up a pill for Eddy, this was always the beginning of all her " treatments"; she always said a " pill " prevented any dangerous results following a cold. Moreover, "slops" were the order of the day, and Eddy perfectly hated those comforting things. It was Sunday morning, and the children, when they assembled for family prayers, were surprised at Eddy's absence. Miss Watson remarked that it was...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962915
  • 9781236962911