St. Nicholas Volume 24

St. Nicholas Volume 24

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...through it. A little girl in the party ran into the water, shoes and all. The next day we went on through beautiful scenery to Pescadero, near Pebble Beach, on the Pacific Ocean. A great many people go to this beach to gather pebbles; some of them are very pretty, and a few valuable ones have been found. They are mostly agates, sometimes opals an'd carnelians and clear quartz; one clear stone was found with a drop of fresh water inside of it. The beach is about two hundred yards long, and a fresh lot of pebbles are brought up from the ocean by every spring tide. After getting all the pebbles we wanted we started for home, going alon the Pacific Ocean until we got to Spanishtown, on Hal Moon Bay; then we turned east and crossed the mountains to San Mateo, and from there home. Camping is-lots of fun, but we were'all glad to get home. We had a little black-and-tan terrier dog along, named " Dandy," that was _very watchful at ni ht, but he would not ride in the carriage or wagon. W en we got home he was so tired that he could hardly walk. Your constant reader, EDWARD C. HARKINS. BORDE.'TO'l', N.. DEAR ST. NICHOLAS: In looking over the volume of ST. NICHOLAS for 1889 the other evening, I noticed the portrait of the ja anese Crown Prince, and told my room-mate of his a venture with the American boy who would not remove his Tarn 0' Shanter. Imagine my surprise, on turning the page, to read in print the very tale I had just related. he name of the little American was Baily Strange; that of his " golden-haired little sister" was Nora. Ever since my mother told me of the episode, on the followin evening. I have had a sort of indefinite longing for t at " pink and white " ice-cream which I might have eaten...show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772504
  • 9781236772503