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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: ...plenty dis year, dey is. But lors! jes as Mis' Bertie says 'bout dat. Scip, he'll fotch 'em up to de big house ef Mis' Bertie says so. I'm a comiu' fore long, to do a day's work for Aunt PIagar, nex' time she's taken snatchin' like wid dat pain acrost her." It would take too long to tell all Molly's wheedling ways with Mis' Bertie. It is enough to say that she finally left the kitchen in a plundered condition, "All tuckered out wid de heat," as Molly remarked, in a very sympathetic voice. But it was evident that whatever might be realized from the refreshment table would be clear gain to Molly. All that day Fanny conducted herself like the very spirit of evil. Her excitement was so great she could not settle down to anything. Breakdowns and fandangos were rife; the accordeon sent wild bursts of melody on the hot noon air; and Fanny's voice pierced above the locust's shrill song, declaring in a high key that she wanted to be "a angel, an' wif de angels stan', a hop upon her forard, a kronapon her han'." This was a favorite song and aspiration of Fanny's, though she had not the remotest idea of the meaning of the words she tortured. "Hop upon her forard" was quite beyond her comprehension, but "kronapon her han'" she dimly understood to mean rings. One of her dearest treaeures had been a green-glass emerald ring, which in a lucky moment she had found in a prize package of candy. Her bliss in wearing it had been supreme, until one day she inadvertently cast her pearls--as it were--before swine, dropping the ring into the pig's food, and seeing it devoured before her eyes. When she should be an angel, she would wear rings of every color on every finger up to the middle joint; so she scoured more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767365
  • 9781236767363