Mary Bell, a Franconia Story

Mary Bell, a Franconia Story

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... the road, that we cannot possibly remove, and so we may have to drive round it through the woods a little way, and I may have to clear a passage by cutting up the logs and bushes." "No," said Phonny, "you have had that once. That is the same thing as cutting away the tree that had blown across the road." "Why, that wonld be cutting off the trunk of a fallen tree," said Beechnut, "whereas this would be principally cutting down small trees and bushes that were standing." "It is all clearing the road," said Phonny: "I don't think that that ought to count more than one. You can't think of any sixth case." "Well, I have thought of five," said Beechnut, "at any rate; and it seems to me that all the other imaginable and possible disasters which might happen, ought to count as much as one, and to make out my half-dozen, even if I cannot tell beforehand precisely what they are." "No," replied Phonny, " I cannot count any, unless you tell me precisely what they are." "Then I must give it up," said Beechnut, "and acknowledge that I am beaten." It was one of Beechnut's favourite modes of amusing himself and the children that he played with or talked with, to get into contests of this kind with persons younger than himself, and then allow them to beat him. In this particular case, although Phonny refused to permit Beechnut to reckon the possible occurrence of some wholly unforeseen and unexpected accident among the six occasions for the use of the axe, it turned out in the end, as will hereafter appear, that Beechnut was right in anticipating such a possibility. A case actually did occur, which required the use of an axe, and which was...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588789
  • 9781236588784