St. Nicholas Volume 27

St. Nicholas Volume 27

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...but just as Miss Wheeler was about to leave the dining-room, Polly plucked up cour age to ask: " Mrs. Temple, if you don't mind, could I--may I take up the tray to Mabel? " "You, dear! Are n't you too small to manage that large tray and such a load of good things? I 'm afraid it will be almost too heavy." "Oh, no, it won't; I can do it; please let me; I 'd love to! " said Polly, all in one eager breath. "I 'll have it fixed in two minutes," said kind Miss Wheeler. "You carry the glass of milk, lest it should spill, and bring your own as well, and you and Mabel shall dine together. You can make believe you are lunching with a friend, and have great fun." And away went Miss Wheeler, who was never at a loss to find a happy solution to a question concerning little people. " Make believe"--how Polly's heart bounde_d at the words! All her short life she had been living in a land of make-believe, herself the sole inhabitant. "Ting-a-ling-ling-ling! Is Miss Temple at home P " asked Miss Wheeler, as she pretended to ring a door-bell at Mabel's door. "I think she is," answered a happy voice from within, for Mabel was used to the makebelieve pranks. " Miss Polly Perkins has come to lunch with you, and has brought along the luncheon. I hope you won't consider it an unusual thing to do, but knowing you had just arrived, she feared you might not have your house settled yet, or your cook might have missed the train, or the butcher-boy had taken your order to the wrong house. Oh, dear me! so many things might happen, you know; and I do assure you, Miss Perkins has a most superior cook, and she has brought you a...show more

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  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765613
  • 9781236765611