'Little Pickles', by Jeanie Hering. [Followed By] 'Toddlekins' [And] More about 'Toddlekins'

'Little Pickles', by Jeanie Hering. [Followed By] 'Toddlekins' [And] More about 'Toddlekins'

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...at the edge the water was shallow, and Harold, taking his uncle at his word, rushed in up to his knees, but did not succeed in reaching his property, which was being carried off. "Come here, you wretched little pickle; where are you going to now?" cried Uncle Arthur, clawing him back. Harold at once volunteered to lay flat down in the "/ PROMISED JOHNNY. 57 water, whereupon a great scene of romps ensued between the two, during which Aunt Emma and Eva could only laugh, and wonder what they would do next They did not get into the wagonette again until it was quite late, and the moon was shining brightly, and everything looked so pretty in the. clear light that Harold on the box relapsed into a sentimental state upon the subject; and when Eva presently asked him which he liked best, the sun or the moon, he, with an eye to the practical, remarked, "Well, you see, the moon is the most useful, it shines and gives light at night when everything's dark; now the sun only shines when it is light, in the day time." Shortly after the delivery of this wise opinion, Harold fell bodily from his seat, tightly clutching the whip all the while; and his amazement on the subject when invited to get up again, proved that the young gentleman had fallen sound asleep. Uncle Arthur made up his mind to leave him there undisturbed; and when he had obtained possession of the whip, he speculated upon the fearful state of cramp Harold would be in by the time they reached home--that is to say, if he continued the whole way to remain in the highly peculiar and very wonderful heap into which he had fallen off the box. As they drove past the Snow's cottage, Eva bethought herself for the first time that evening of Johnny, and said to Aunt Emma, " I...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527127
  • 9781236527127