St. Nicholas Volume 27, No. 1

St. Nicholas Volume 27, No. 1

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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: ...O1l, dear, you would n't give a pin for a watch, would you? Well, then, a bone--a monstrous bone. Don't you think you would get excited, too?" Dot wriggled and squirmed, wagged his stump of a tail, and made frantic laps at her face with his little pink tongue. "Now, ladies and gentlemen and dogs, your attention, please." And she began to read her pen-picture of "The Children's Hour." It was really remarkably well done for a child of twelve, and showed an exceptional appreciation of the beautiful poem. hall with its great wide stairway, and the three laughing girls tiptoeing down the stairs. Then came the "sudden raid," and the girls surround their father as he sits in the large easychair before the glowing coals of the open fire, their arms encircling him, while they press their soft, laughing faces close to his graver one, and he tries to gather them all to his heart, which is large enough to hold them within its "round tower," even though his arms cannot embrace all at once. Love, tenderness, mirth, and joy were all depicted, and well depicted, too; for, with all her fun and happy-go-lucky ways, Gertrude had a keen appreciation of all that was beautiful, and her constant association with her parents made her quick to realize the feelings of others. Then, too, she expressed herself easily and simply in writing, and each word told. "Very well written, my little girl," said her father, when she had finished reading. "You have only to go over it carefully in order to make a few corrections in the construction of your sentences, and you will be in a fair way to hear your watch ticking, two weeks from tonight." "Do you truly think so, papa? "--eagerly. "I truly...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825888
  • 9781236825889