Queer Janet

Queer Janet

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...return to its owner, Francois would drop at Jerry's feet, and await, like a dog, the petting which Jerry always gave as commendation. "I should think, Miss Janet," said Jerry on this day in question, "I should think you'd send Francois to the Cat Show. I know that he would take a prize, and a first prize, too! " Now, this was just Janet's idea of her pet as a winner; but she did not, as before said, wish to tell Jerry her secret, choosing rather to surprise him. "Do you believe he would really take a first prize?" she asked. "I should not like to have him stand number two, and if he only got a second prize, just think how disappointed I should feel!" " Oh, but he won't, Miss Janet; never fear. Send him, won't you?" urged Jerry. "I'll think about it," Janet replied. And think about it she did. For the next day-there being but few days intervening before the 25th, the last day of entries--Janet penned a neatly written letter to the manager of the M. E. W. Exhibit, telling him that she wished to enter, for the coming show, her yellow Angora cat, a thorough-bred, named Francois, the Count, and closed by saying, --"I know that he will take the first prize." The confident tone of Janet's letter made the manager smile as he read it; for there were so many owners equally confident, that the first prize, in order to satisfy all, would have to be cut into infinitesimal small bits! However, he wrote in return, and told anet that Francois, the Count, was already booked, and in good company, chiefly royalty; for his companions were about all VPrinces, or Dukes, or Queens, there being at present only one Democrat, and his name...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843339
  • 9781236843333