The New National Reading Books

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...of the party, charged him to come up with his pockets full. But pockets, even large ones, would not hold many; and the small boy had small pockets, of course; so he had to go down several times before he could satisfy his companions. 'The thing would be, to drop down a basket, ' said one. 'Our supper-basket, ' said another. 'Yes, ' said the small boy; and it would be easier 1 Egress, way out. to go down and come up in the basket; the cords hurt, I can tell you.' 13. Accordingly, that very night, the supper being distributed as usual by the head boy, the basket was left in its ordinary place, but the following morning nobody could find it. Where it was hidden, and how, I cannot tell; but the next play-hour saw it in the box-room. To prevent the possibility of their letting go the rope, when the basket contained the boy or the apples, they secured it round an iron bar that was by the hole, and wound or unwound it as need required. CLOVERBOBS. PART II. 1. For some days our depredations went on, and now our revenge was at hand. The boys knew it was Mrs. Pinnicker's time for fetching fruit for the Sunday pies, and scouts hid about here and there to watch her into the room. They saw her put her bright key into the lock, and go in and close the door behind her. Would she never come out? Were they to wait in vain for the pleasure of seeing her horror-stricken face? The bell rang, the play-time was up, they were forced to forego their delight; but they saw her in the house, in the dormitory1 at night, and she looked troubled and perplexed. 2. They were sure she had complained to the Doctor, but he must have told her it was fancy, that the apples couldn't go through the key-hole, and that ) Dormitory, bedroom. the heaps were not diminished as she...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968514
  • 9781236968517