The Rivals of the Corn-Field, by the Authoress of 'Genevieve's Story'

The Rivals of the Corn-Field, by the Authoress of 'Genevieve's Story'

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...So the frog went on hunting for his cloak till long after sunset, and when at last he came without it, the poppies were too downcast to welcome him. The corn fairy gave him good advice, while the poppy queen kept him motionless with her wand; but he was so tired already that the poppy wand sent him fast asleep at once, so I fear he heard very little of it. When he returned to the pond he was a much wiser frog; and when, long afterwards, his uncle told him of the trick he had played, he only begged him never to mention the subject to him again. CHAPTER VIII. HETTIE'S ILLNESS. flFTER the sad fate of their pleaders, the poppies and corn were again good friends, but both parties now wanted some encouragement. If the corn ears were conceited before they now felt they must be very stupid to have been deceived by a drone; and if the poppies had been vain, they also felt how the other plants must laugh at them for listening to the young frog. Their queens had not meant to be unkind, but perhaps they had been a little too hard. The corn fairy worked so constantly among her subjects, that she could not understand a causeless quarrel, and the little poppy queen was a tiny bit thoughtless, so did not enter into the poppies' feelings. The poppies and corn were altogether feeling very dull and sorrowful, but there was a happier time coming for them had they only known it. Meanwhile, there was a very real and terrible trouble at the house on the hill; and though they could not tell what had happened, the inhabitants of the field wondered that the children did not run out to play. Poor little Hettie's headache had become worse than ever after she had mended father's old glove that hot afternoon, and now she was tossing about in a burning fever, while her mother...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605918
  • 9781236605917