A Little Maid of Boston Town

A Little Maid of Boston Town

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... angrily. He glanced sternly from one to the other. "What is it?" he cried sharply into the now flushed countenance of his assistant. "A matter of treason," Corporal Condon was determined to make a bold front. "I've found it out above stairs, and she--" he twitched out the copybook from his pocket to shake it at Keziah, "has confessed it all." "Give the book to me," commanded Sergeant Herford. Very unwillingly, it was handed over. His superior oflicer, assuming an indifference to the whole matter, whirled the leaves rapidly, "I see nothing but a schoolgirl's love of scribbling," he said carelessly. "Why this tempest over nothing, Condon? We have not found what we came to search for; we must look elsewhere for our deserter. Come, we are wasting time here in silly talk." He turned with a careless air toward the door. " But you haven't looked--you haven't examined it," the corporal cried, eagerly gaining his side. He actually snatched the book before Sergeant Herford could protect it from his grasp. "There! what think you of that?" whirling the leaves. It stared up at the oflicer in clear black letters; Keziah's quill was guiltless of a good point. Across the page, the damaging sentiment ran: 1 "My country is Boston Town in New England. Oh, I hate that wicked King George, and I'll do everything against him that I can." A bright color overspread the young oflicer's cheek to suddenly die down. "What do you think of that?" cried the corporal again, this time more triumphantly. "This girl says she wrote it," slapping his thigh and leering at Keziah. " Yes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797337
  • 9781236797339