Peggy Raymond's Vacation or Friendly Terrace Transplanted

Peggy Raymond's Vacation or Friendly Terrace Transplanted

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Excerpt: ... with indignation, to Graham's account of his discovery. "Sometimes I think the trouble with that woman is that she's formed an appetite for borrowing, just like an appetite for drugs, you know." Peggy laughed as she added, "Perhaps I ought not to say a great deal just now, as long as I'm going borrowing myself. I've just discovered that we haven't 165 any ginger in the house, and I've set my heart on gingerbread for dinner." "Why don't you borrow it of Mrs. Snooks?" cried Ruth. "It's time we were getting a little return for what we've lent her." Peggy hesitated. "I don't know why I shouldn't," she acknowledged frankly. "If it isn't very convenient for her to lend it, perhaps she'll realize that her borrowing may inconvenience other people sometimes." It was while Peggy was absent on this errand that the plot was formed. Gradually the group on the piazza had increased till only Peggy and Dorothy were missing. Not unnaturally the conversation concerned itself with Mrs. Snooks' peculiarities, and the undeniable disadvantages of having her for a neighbor. Graham's story of the steamer rug was matched by equally harrowing tales of useful articles borrowed with the promise of an immediate return, and missed when wanted most. "Peggy imagines that she's going to teach Mrs. Snooks a lesson by borrowing a little ginger of her," Ruth said with a shake of her head. "It's my opinion it'll take a good deal more than that to teach Mrs. Snooks anything." A sudden mischievous light illumined Amy's 166 eyes. "Let's give her a real lesson," she cried. "Let's show her how it seems to have your neighbors always borrowing things. Peggy's gone after a little ginger, you say?" "Yes," nodded Ruth fascinated by...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123670763X
  • 9781236707635