Outlook Volume 50, No. 18

Outlook Volume 50, No. 18

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...at his house, excepting himself, had grown up, and he wanted somebody to play with besides grown-up people, who always said, " Now I must finish my sewing," as mamma did; or "Now I must go down-town," as papa did; or ' Yes, darling, by and by," as sister did. He hoped the extra ones would be boys, for he felt quite sure that he would rather have a little brother than a little sister. As they drove into the grounds about the house where Edith lived, Baby Maxwell clutched his birthday package very firmly in his little hand, and looked out, first on one side of the carriage and then on the other, to see if any of his old Mother Goose friends were there. The carriage drew up at the veranda steps, and, sure enough, " Little BoPeep" came running out. He knew it was she, for she had a crook with a lamb's tail hanging from it. But she looked very happy, even if her sheep had lost all their tails. Probably she was so glad to find her sheep that she did not mind about their being bob-tailed all the rest of their lives. She ran back into the house calling, "Oh, mamma, mamma, here's Maxwell, and you ought to see him; he's a regular king, crown and all I" The King of France stepped down from his royal coach, assisted by his lady-in-waiting. The Queen Mother watched them go up the steps and into the house, and then the royal carriage turned and drove slowly away down the drive. When the King of France reached the door, the little girl whom he had taken for " Little. Bo-Peep seized him by the hand and began to pull him towards the most terrible-looking old woman he had ever seen. He had begun to suspect that he had made a mistake, and that the little girl was Edith and not " Little Bo-Petp " at...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771095
  • 9781236771094