Princess of Let's Pretend Volume 1916

Princess of Let's Pretend Volume 1916

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... the man angrily. "A dog would not eat it!" "It's your own fault, you lazy rascal!" answered the woman sharply. "Why don't you get to work and earn better food? Look at my dress and Nellie's here--rags and nothing else! I'm sick to death of slaving for a beggar's clothes and a beggar's life!" "Maybe you wish you hadn't married me?" he sneered. "Maybe I do!" she retorted with a hateful glance. The little girl wept harder than ever. "Oh father!" she wailed. "Oh mother! I'm so cold! I'm so hungry!" "Quick!" cried the Student indignantly. "Quick! Scatter your sand!" The Sandman flung a golden handful and the quarreling ceased. "Come here, poor Nellie," said the Mother, gently. "Cuddle up close to father and me." "I'm sorry I spoke so sharp," said the man sheepishly, leaning over to pat the woman's arm. "We're both of us tirexl out," she answered. "We'll feel different after a rest." And in a moment the three heads were nidnodding, fast asleep. "How wonderful!" the Student cried. "And to think that sleep can do this! Why, who knows, perhaps if I slept more I should be wiser than I am!" They went out from the silent tenement and passed through the city ways. Now and then the Sandman paused to scatter his wonderful blessing of Sleep over some wakeful soul. On a street corner the Student watched a muffled figure sink down on a doorstep in deep slumber. "He would have become a thief in an hour," the Sandman said sadly. "He was discouraged and hungry and there was no one in all the wide world to care." He dipped down into the leathern pouch swung from his belt and took out a tiny...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516613
  • 9781236516619