St. Nicholas Volume 2

St. Nicholas Volume 2

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...the pretty gown of blue, At the kerchicf pinned about her head, And at her little shoe,"' said a voice from below, as a great cabbage-rose came flying against her cheek. " What is the princess dreaming about up there in her hanging-garden?" added Dr. Alec as she fired back a morning glory. " I was wishing I could do something pleasant this fine day; something very new and interesting, for the wind makes me feel frisky and gay." " Suppose we take a pull over to the Island? I intended to go this afternoon; but if you feel more like it now, we can be off at once." "I do! I do! l'll come in fifteen minutes, uncle. I must just scrabble my room to rights, for Phebe has got a great deal to do." Rose caught up the rugs and vanished as she spoke, ' while Dr. Alec went in, saying to himself, with an indulgent smile: " It may upset things a trifle, but half a child's pleasure consists in having their fun when they want it." Never did duster flap more briskly than the one Rose used that day, and never was a room " scrabbled" to rights in such haste as hers. Tables and chairs flew into their places as if alive; curtains shook as if a gale was blowing; china rattled and small articles tumbled about as if a young earthquake was playing with them. The boating suit went on in a twinkling, and Rose was off with a hop and a skip, little dreaming how many hours it would be before she saw her pretty room again. Uncle Alec was putting a large basket into the boat when she arrived, and before they were off Phebe came running down with a queer, knobby bundle done up in a water-proof. " We can't eat half that luncheon, and I know we shall not need so many...show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812077
  • 9781236812070