The Oliver Children

The Oliver Children

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...again, and hear the birds chirping in the trees, and to see the snowdrops in flower on the lawn. The other children were all out too, jumping round me and dancing along the walk; and Polly and Wilfred made me laugh, for they would go on pointing out everything to me, and showing me things I had known all my life as if I had never been out before, and they had to introduce me; but I know they meant it all for love, and to show how glad they were to have me with them again. It was very nice, but I soon got tired, and I was quite glad to go in when grandmamma tapped on the window to tell me I had stayed long enough for the first day; and though after that I had a walk or a drive most days, I did not get very strong; so at last--but that was a good deal later--the doctor said to grandmamma, that he thought I must be sent away somewhere for a little change of air. We had great planning then about where we were to go and what we were to do, and at first it all sounded delightful. Aunt Lucy was to take me, and grandmamma thought that perhaps she would allow Charlie to come too for company, if he was very good at his lessons till then, but we could not make up our minds what place would be best to go to, because the seaside places near us, which would have been much the nicest, were thought too cold for us now that it was winter. We were all busy talking about it one morning, standing round the fire just after prayers and before breakfast, when the postbag was brought in. Now, we loved to open the post-bag, and we used to rush for who would get it first, till grandpapa said that was too much romping for downstairs, and that Charlie and I were to have it day about instead. This happened to be one of my days; and so when I had unlocked the bag I took out...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
  • 1236582578
  • 9781236582577