The Rosebud Club

The Rosebud Club

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...as I get my bowl of gruel, mamma." " But one thing has troubled me greatly," said Mrs. Lovelace; "I cannot yet understand where you are to get your materials to sew with. You know there is no village around the corner, with Aunt Debby's little store to choose from, and the city is far, far away." "Yes, I know that, dear mamma," said Elsie, looking out of her stateroom win dow, and seeing only water everywhere about her. Not even a sail was to be seen on the great ocean! and the few sea-birds who ventured to fly about the steamer seemed tiny in comparison with their surroundings. "I know that, dear mamma," said Elsie; "but I think there will be plenty to work with when I tell everybody what I plan to do, and what I want them to do." After breakfast Elsie and her mother, under escort of Mr. Abbott, proceeded to the saloon, expecting to see only the few little girls Elsie had named to Captain Frazer, with possibly their parents. Imagine Elsie's great surprise to find the saloon well filled with a waiting audience of old and young! It was not at all strange that her cour age forsook her at the sight of so many people, and she was very glad indeed to have Mr. Abbott speak for her. The latter explained the object of the meeting, and told in forcible words the case of the poor woman in whose interest all were met. Hardly had he concluded, when a genial-looking old man cried in an enthusiastic manner for contributions of money. A fashionable-looking young man grasped his Scotch steamer-cap, and passed it around among the interested passengers. Silver and gold coins and crisp bills met side by side in the cap; and as the young man passed it well filled into the hands of...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769775
  • 9781236769770