Nix's Offerings

Nix's Offerings

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Mason. She always talked with the girls as if one of them. "I do," said Nix. " What is it, then? " asked blunt Josie. "I--I haven't found it yet," said Nix, slowly. She had never said it before, though her restless heart had felt it often. "Did you hear the sermon last Sabbath, Nix?" asked Miss Mason. "Yes, ma'am." "Oh, wasn't it splendid?" exclaimed Bell. "If we had such sermons every Sunday I believe I could find it easy to be strong through the week." " And how beautifully the minister recited that' My Soul and I' of Whitter's! " continued Josie, upon whose ear it had fallen as a very pleasant sound. " Did you see Miss Bellden put her hand kerchief up to her eyes?" asked Nell. "She always makes it a point to cry whenever there's a strange minister; but she hardly looks at Mr. Coggins from one year's end to another." "Nellie, Nellie I" cried Miss Mason. But Nellie shook her head; her tongue was apt to run away with her. " There! mine is finished, done, cooked, I hope," said Josie, closing the last leaf, and tying the pure white ribbon that held the pages. " How many flowers have you?" asked Alice. " Ninety-two; I meant to get a hundred, but didn't." "The picnic spoiled your calculations," said Achsa. " I don't care, I had a good time. Whose is the best, Miss Mason. "Nina's is the most tasteful," said Bell. " Looks just like her," added Joe. " But Nix has the most. How many have you, Nix?" asked Nell. " One hundred and thirty-five; but Nina has as many." "No, I have only one hundred and thirty," said Nina. " I thought Nix gave you that funny orchis," asked Achsa. " Did you suppose I was going to take the only one she had?" Nina asked, indignantly. " Why, yes; you are Damon and Pythias, you know. I remember so much of my reading-book," said...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678702
  • 9781236678706