St. Nicholas Volume 1

St. Nicholas Volume 1

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...True, she had not been idle. She had covered a great deal of paper with calculations and had issued certificates of stock, all in her own plain handwriting, to those persons who had put money into the treasury of the company. And she had received all that money, had kept accurate account of it, and had locked it up in a little box which was kindly kept for her in the iron safe owned by Mr. Darby, the store-keeper. When the money was all drawn out and sent to New York, her duties became easier. School had closed, as has been before stated, and although Kate had home duties and some home studies, she had plenty of time for out-door life. But now she almost always had to enjoy that life alone, if we except the company of Rob, who generally kept faithfully near her so long as she saw and the bushes, the lichens and ferns, and the flowers and mosses as if they were merely people hurrying up and down the street. She had stopped and had made their acquaintance, and now she knew them all and they were her good friends, excepting a few, such as the poison-vines, and here and there a plant or reptile with which she was never on terms of intimacy. She would often sit and swing on a low-bending grape-vine, that hung between two lofty trees, sometimes singing and sometimes listening to the insects that hummed around her, and all the while as happy a Kate as any Kate in the world. It was here, on the grape-vine swing, that Harry found her, the day after his little affair with George Purvis. "Why, Harry!" she cried, "I thought you were having a meeting." "There's nothing to meet about," said Harry, seating himself on a big moss-covered root near Kate's swing. "There will be when the telegraph things come," said more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648145
  • 9781236648143