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Excerpt: ...long I'd fly from hall to hall, or, through great winding staircases, find my way to the golden cupolas, where I could look down into the poor old dusty earth I had left. And now, without tying a hundred ladders together, here she was among the clouds. Alas the pearly halls, that from below had looked so beautiful, were damp and dismal vapors. It was chilly and lonesome up there, while, wonderful to tell the earth seemed a warmer, sunnier, more cheerful place than she had ever known it. Pg 86 There was the pretty town, with its surrounding hills and woods, with its winding rivers, and green fields, and tranquil lakes. In all the sky there was nothing half so beautiful Pg 87 CHAPTER XVI. THE SQUIRREL'S TEAM. After the long sky-journey, Minnie was glad to reach her home in the elm once more. She was weary, wet, cold, and disappointed. She longed for the blazing fire in her mother's room, and the warm, pleasant drink her mother could mix for her. She longed to hear Frank's merry voice, and to see baby Allie with her golden curls. There was no use in longing. Even if yellow-bird should fly with her to the very window, they wouldn't know her. They would only laugh at the curious little creature she had grown, and hang her up in the cage with their canary-birds. So she would make the best of her home that was left, and not distress her kind friends by wearing a gloomy face. She was trying to smile, when a pleasant chirp Pg 88 told her that the yellow-bird's mate was near. She soon hopped into sight, and, welcoming Minnie in her kind way, told that she had an invitation from no less a person than his majesty, the owl. The party was made especially for Minnie; so she could not refuse, although it was to be held at midnight. Yellow-bird would go with her. And you, too? Minnie asked. Excuse me, dear, this time. I feel obliged to stay at home. So do I, then. Ah, I will tell you a secret. I have in my nest some of the prettiest little eggs you ever...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236731190
  • 9781236731197