Rachel, Or, the City Without Walls

Rachel, Or, the City Without Walls

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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. 2012-01-10 edition. Excerpt: ...dog, with whom the children loved to play, came running into the garden, and, as if he knew there had something wrong been done, and they were unhappy, sniffed with his cold, yellow nose all around them; and perhaps he found out Zaidee was not good, for he pushed himself hard against her, as if he did not wish her to come too, then darted off before the others, calling them, as plain as a dog can speak, to come and have a _play with him. They did not wait for a second invitation, but scampered with him, and away he dashed, down to the very part of the garden where Zaidee had hid the buds. Pretty soon he came upon her footsteps, and beginning to scent them, as dogs will, he followed them till he came to the little mound of fresh earth which she had piled up over the buds. This he soon turned over with his nose and paws; and there, not more than an hour after Zaidee thought they were gone forever, they were all found, and the children came back, bringing them in 'their hands. ' "Zaidee was so frightened that she could not deny she had picked them when the lady asked her. But instead of being sorry, she flew into a great rage, and struck the children, then ran into their gardens and began tearing up everything she could lay her hands O11. "When the lady could stop her she took her into the house, and shut her up in a dark closet; and while she was there, with nothing to do and nobody to speak to, she 'began to think about her city, and in what condition its walls were. O dear, what a place it was! It seemed to her as she sat there, all alone in the dark, and thought it "over, that there was not a single stone left one upon another, but that the houses were all open and exposed to whoever wanted to come in. She found...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837010
  • 9781236837011