The Little Lady--Her Book, for Girls and Boys

The Little Lady--Her Book, for Girls and Boys

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... the basket and books, and the Little Lady's shells and things that the sea has washed up, and hurry on board so as to get a good seat. And now it is evening. The sun goes away in the smoky west and a cool twilight comes down on the sea. The Little Lady has been very hot on the sand, but she is not too warm now. She creeps up into the Big Man's arms and they hear the waves rush by and watch some white winged birds that skim away to the south--going home the Little Lady thinks. And now there are lights along the shore, and away off ahead is a tall light that comes and goes--a lighthouse, the Big Man says, and the Little Lady looks at it until she grows sleepy. And the Big man rocks a little and hums to her softly, "Head on papa's shoulder, Night is growing colder, And we '11 be home, no more to roam, Before we are much older." She is just drowsing off when there is some excitement around her, and when she sits up she sees another big boat, with lights and lots of people on it, trying to pass them. Then everybody gets more excited and the big beam that travels up and down to make the boat go, moves faster and faster and people cheer and talk across, for the boats are so close together you could almost jump from one to the other. But the other boat can't beat the Little Lady's boat. It tries to, but it can't. The Little Lady's boat draws ahead a little bit, and then more--and more, and more, until the other boat is behind, and all the people on the Little Lady's boat are cheering and laughing, and the Little Lady is glad too, and not so sleepy as she was. She gets sleepy again, though, before the boat lands, and when they all get up to go ashore, the Big Man carries her, and she hears him still singing softly as they stand waiting in more

Product details

  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596706
  • 9781236596703