Mixed Pickles

Mixed Pickles

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...Bryda that the village would be quite the nicest direction for a walk. She wanted to see that nice old Roger again, and perhaps they might even meet Beppo. She begged a roll left from breakfast, and put it, wrapped in a sheet of old copy-book, with some pennies, in her pocket. The blacksmith was in his forge, and had some very important news for Nurse, and Roger was outside hisdoor, busily weaving the cane seat of a chair he had made, for he was a Jack-of-two-trades, if not of all trades, and made chairs from beginning to end. 'Good morning, Roger, ' said Bryda, as she came up. 'Good morning, Missy. A good morning it is, though not like yesterday. That was a sort o' wedding-day, with the world in a green dress, covered with jewelsmade of dewdrops, while the birds sang a hymn, and the great gold sun came in his best blue dress to marry her, ' answered the poetical Roger. 'And to-day, Roger? What's that like?' 'Ah! to-day's a good honest workin' day, Missy, made for the busy bees and all the Lord's workin' folk/ 'Cats aren't working folk, ' said Bryda, stroking Roger's sleek Tabby. 'Maybe cats' work is to keep lone folks company, Missy, ' said the Disguised Prince, for as such his little friend always thought ol him. 'Shall you have cats in your palace?' she asked. 'That'll be as the King pleases, Missy. I do hope so, for I be main fond o' cats.' 'Is Tabby very old? she's very lazy.' 'I don't rightly know how old she is. You see Missy, nigh on two years ago my house-cat died. Well, I suppose the village cats told each other when they met on the house-tops at night. Anyhow I never could open my door of a morning that there wasn't one cat, or maybe two and three cats, applying for the situation, each one with a first-rate character from his last...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551869
  • 9781236551863