Little Empress Joan, by the Author of 'Aunt Tabitha's Waifs'

Little Empress Joan, by the Author of 'Aunt Tabitha's Waifs'

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...again and again, and her courage began to ebb. On her return Mrs. Clewes was looking very much put out about something. "I cannot speak to her now," thought Annie; "I must wait till another time." MRS. HOUGH. Joan's Letter--Annie's Pretext--Mrs. Hough's Trials. MRS. CLEWES was in a "state of mind." One of the girls had the small-pox, beyond the shadow of a doubt. Of course she must be packed off immediately, and the house disinfected. There was much to be done, with as little commotion as possible, lest the thing should get wind among the girls, and a panic ensue. Measures must be taken at once. Already a telegram had been sent to the child's parents. Annie was wanted, and she was not there. She had overstayed her time of leave a full hour, and Mrs. Clewes was perturbed and angry. So Annie went to bed that night without saying one word to clear poor Joan's character. The next morning, as she was sorting the letters out of the net attached to the letter-box, she found one for herself from Joan. It being but a short one, I may as well give it in full: --"Dear Annie, --I hoped you would write to me before now, but I suppose you are very busy, and as I have nothing much to do I dare say you are thinking I ought to write first. When you have time, let me know how everything is going on, and who stand the best chances of prizes. I hope your mamma is better than when you last saw her. Whatever you do don't let any one know our business. A secret between three people is not a secret. Now the disagreeable part is over, and everything is going on smoothly, it would be such a stupid and provoking thing if you should let it out. Don't be vexed, but I often noticed that you found it difficult to keep a secret. Mind you keep...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522338
  • 9781236522337