St. Nicholas Volume 32

St. Nicholas Volume 32

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...shade-tree of our cities. Another shade-tree very common in our cities is the imported Norway maple. This tree is made of rather coarser and sterner stuff than its tall and stately silver brother. It may be distinguished from the other, not only by the leaf-form shown in Fig. 20, but also by the dense, dark-green foliage, the very dark bark, and by its low and compact form. Its leaf somewhat resembles that of the sugarmaple, but the latter has coarser teeth with blunt points. Our boys and girls will always associate maple-trees with buckwheat-cakes, but only the true sugar-maple furnishes us with maple-syrup. The boring of the trees is a pan of the process, which requires considerable judgment. In order to prevent killing the ALL this might not have come about if Vir_-ginia had not been invited to Florence Patter: son's birthday party, and if her own birthday had not been the same as that of her motherthe young mother whom she could hardly remember. Virginia sat thinking about the party and living it over again---Florence was such a dear girl, F lorence's mother was so charming; the 'table, with its big birthday cake, had been beautiful, and it was such fun to run upstairs with the other girls and witness Florence's de light over her gifts, spread out on a table. Virginia's own birthday, December 10, was-only three weeks away; but she knew quite well there would be no party, no gift-covered table. Grandpa did not approve of making a fuss over birthdays and Christmases. As she sat brushing her hair the night after Florence's party, Virginia was sad--just a little. If one only had one's own mother! Virginia-stared hard at the photograph on her bureau, and winked away a tear. She knew it was n't right to...show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 794g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940938
  • 9781236940933