Six Girls and the Tea Room
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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...which the boys had to cross to reach the opposite flat. Snigs bore Whoop-la, their tiger cat, and Ralph was the spokesman for this arctic-looking trio. "Please, kind ladies, our mother is gone to see a sick friend--we think she may come home sicker than the friend was, owing to the weather! We thought we would blow in on you for shelter--the wind's on our side, and we feel tremulous-spined. Will you please let us sit by your gilt radiator, if you haven't a hearthstone? " he pleaded. " You shall share the warmth of our gilt radiator and have a gilt-edged welcome, you raving lunatics! " Bob replied for his family. "Get out of these trappings of woe, and tell us if you ever saw a windier, grayer, meaner day in all your lives." "I had thought so," returned Ralph, letting Bob hold his great-coat while he dropped out of it, " but now I am not sure." He bowed low to Happie, just coming in, the depth of the bow increased by the sudden removal of the weighty coat. "Across the hall we are not Happie--we have not--we need to be Happie---Say, what do you mean by having a name that leads a fellow into the dandiest kind of a compliment, and then goes back on him?" he demanded. " I thought that was coming out a regular top-notcher of a poetical speech, and look at it!" Happie laughed. " I didn't choose my name, Ralph, and you can't blame me for its failing you. It was bright of you to come over here on this dreary day, even if you can't make bright and flattering speeches. When the wind blows like this I'm always frightened and lonesome feeling. Look at Doree and Whoop-la! For the first time they touched noses," cried...
- Paperback | 72 pages
- 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white