Nelly's Teachers and What They Learned, by Kate Thorne
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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... load of wraps on the table there. "Your train is not due for fifteen minutes yet," said Mrs. Hope. "You had better sit down at the fire and get thoroughly warmed, and I'll go and examine the book-stall to see if I can get anything readable for you there, Maggie." OS" she went, looking very bright and girlish in her smart travelling hat and dress. Miss Harvey occupied herself in strapping some of her possessions together; and the little girls stood in the middle of the floor, eying with a gloomy and vacant stare the gentle little woman who was attendant in the waiting-room. Alice and Lina were determined not to look at Miss Harvey, or take any notice of her at all. "Come and give a pull to this buckle, Alice," said the lady, who was perfectly unconscious that she was under the children's displeasure. Alice paid no attention whatever, nor did she alter the stony gaze which she was fixing straight before her; but after a moment Lina, colouring with shame at her sister's rudeness, went and gave the assistance required. "Clever girl," said Miss Harvey, as she put in the strap. "Three hands are better than two. Well, good-bye, children; I won't be at my journey's end till you're all at home again. I hope you will have a successful day's shopping. Buy something for yourselves from me, --dolls, or workboxes, or whatever you like; you'll choose best yourselves." Then, to the children's utter astonishment, she came forward and kissed them, and presented them each with a couple of half-crowns. Alice and Lina remained perfectly passive under the kisses, but woke up into very vigorous life with the latter operation. 276 A MISJUDGED FRIEND. Now, perhaps, considering the wrongs they had suffered...
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