The Old House and Its Little Inmates, by the Author of 'Ben and Kit'

The Old House and Its Little Inmates, by the Author of 'Ben and Kit'

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...was busy. "Just step in the nursery a minute, please," said the pleasant housemaid, and she opened the door of a room, where two little children were playing. They stopped their play as Neddie and his mother entered, and stood looking at their visitors. Mrs. Gardner began to speak to them after a little while, and the little boy, who was named Frank, left his sister, and came to her side. "Is that your boy?" he asked. "Yes, and his name is Edward." "That's my big brother's name. What does he do 1" "I have to leave him all day alone, and he often gets very tired, so I brought him here for a change." "I'll show him my horse and cart," said Frank, pulling the toy along. "How many toys has he got?" "Not any like them," said Neddie, with, heightening colour, "if I had got nice toys like you, I'd play all day, and never be tired." "I'm tired sometimes," replied Frank, "and I don't care for my old toys. I'll give you one if you like. Here comes mamma, and I'll ask her. So Frankie laid the case before his mother, and she said--"Certainly, give the little boy one, if you like. I think he would like that puzzle of animals to put together, and you are tired of it." So the box of animals was handed to Neddie, and he received his present with delight, and perhaps there was not a happier little boy in the world than he, as he carried it home that night. CHAPTER XV. "there Is Only Another Week, Mother." FTER reaching home, Mrs. Gardner was called in by Mrs. Nicol to see Tina, and she helped ' the poor woman to get her little girl a hot drink and put on "a poultice." "It's just a chill she has taken, and she'll be better in...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606671
  • 9781236606679