St. Nicholas Volume 23, PT. 2

St. Nicholas Volume 23, PT. 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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...W. Northampton, Mass. Dear St. Nicholas: A few weeks ago my father took an X-ray picture of my left hand. He exposed it for forty-five minutes. The way he took the picture was this: he pasted a piece of white paper upon the hard-rubber slide of the plateholder, so that if 1 should move my hand he could put it back to the same place again. Then he tied my hand to the plateholder with a handkerchief, and turned on the X-rays and took the picture. I liked that story called "Three Freshmen, Ruth, Fran, and Nathalie, because I live in Northampton, where Smith College is, and, besides, my father is a professor there. I have a brother who is very stout, and one day papa said to him: "Jack, I guess it won't be long before you can't get through the doorway. Then Jack said: "Oh, I guess I can get.through stomach-wise for quite a while yet." Your reader, W. Leavitt S----. Mimosas Sea Point, Near Capetown, S. Africa. Dear St. Nicholas: I am writing to you again, and hope this letter will be as successful as the last. We are having most dreadfully hot weather now, and yesterday was simply a melting day. Our cat has two dear little kittens, a black and a gray one. During the Christmas holidays we went to see Lord Hawke's team of English cricketers play. It was very interesting. The team are traveling in the Colony, and are now at Johannesburg, the scene of the Jameson excitement. One or two of the team were very frightened (they were down here when it happened), and declared they were n't going near Johannesburg; they had come out to play, not to fight. I am going up for my elementary examination in June. I hope I shall pass. On the beach down here some baths have been built, swimming-baths I mean. They are filled daily with...show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986644
  • 9781236986641