Little Gems from the Children's Hour

Little Gems from the Children's Hour

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...saw that he looked anxious and t!'ollbl8d, '8-nd said to him, "I think I can please him. Let mo have some good hard butter, and I will make a lion." That is a good idea," said grandpa, cheerfully; and he sent at once for the butter., Antonio went to work with a will. Soon a 1ion's head looks out from the goldcolored mass, then the mane ripples over the shoulder, the body and limbs are carefully rounded, and the old man looks on with delight. When sent to the nobleman's table, the lion attracted a good deal of attention, and the guests, on being told that it was the work of a boy, desired to see him. Antonio was sent for, and they were as much pleased with him as his work. His manners were courteous and pleasant, and though pleased with their praise, he was modest and retiring. The nobleman, whose name was Fa I 3 "I am so worn, so patched, so ragged really I am quite unsightly. I wish you would come and cheer me up a little; you will hide all my infirmities and defects, and through your loving sympathy no finger of contempt or dislike will be pointed at me." "I come," said the Moss; and it crept up and around, and in arid out, till every flaw was hidden, and all was smooth and fair. Presently the sim shone out, and old Thatch looked glorious in the golden rays. "How beautiful the thatch looks!" cried one. "How beautiful the thatch looks!" cried another. "Ah!" cried the old Thatch "rather let them say how beautiful is the loving Moss, that spends itself in covering all my faults, keeping the knowledge of them all to herself, and by her own grace making my age and poverty wear the garb of youth and luxiiriance. " "DEAR MOSS...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862317
  • 9781236862310