Our Birthdays and How to Improve Them

Our Birthdays and How to Improve Them

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... what she considered her worst fault. The consequence of that conversation had been, that Margaret's opinion of Lena was much higher; and then, that she had managed to interfere in the quarrel of Amelia and Bertha, without becoming contemptuously angry, and without irritating the combatants. Indeed, she had succeeded in stopping the tears of little Bertha, and had carried on quite an agreeable dialogue with the indignant Amelia. Margaret felt as if she had suddenly become the peacemaker of the school; and the unwonted sensation of having given consolation, and smoothed difficulties, was extremely pleasant. 'Now, Bertha, ' she said, 'you see that the greater part of my borders have scarcely anything in them; in fact, I chiefly care for good creepers over my arbour, and a few nice plants on each side of my walk; so, if you like to fill the borders with vegetables, you are welcome to do so. And you must promise not to disturb me when I am reading or drawing in the arbour; and you must not touch my creepers. I say this because I fancy you are a little inclined to be meddlesome, judging from your recent quarrel with Amelia.' Bertha hung her head. 'I will not meddle with any of your things, ' she said; 'indeed I will not.' 'Well, then, ' returned Margaret, 'try to plant your roots; and if you cannot manage it by yourself, call to me, for I said I would help you, ' and she left her at work, and sat down in the arbour with a sigh of relief--her German book appearing more delightful than ever after her unusual exertions. But her efforts to be kind and gentle were not quite over for the day. When the children were assembled in the schoolroom for the preparation hour, a great talking and discussion arose in one corner. Miss Escott in vain endeavoured to...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929853
  • 9781236929853