St. Nicholas Volume 37

St. Nicholas Volume 37

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...I only had another horse! But I 'm not afraid. At least, I 'm not much afraid. And he did n't tell me to stay off." Quietly she made her preparations. There were Jack's skates, longer and sharper than hers, but she knew she could use them. There was the fur danco, which fits head and neck and shoulders; there the thin mittens and the thick fur ones to cover them, the sweater, the belt, and the fur cloak. The skate-sail she meant to use was in the barn. She had already seen that the wind was quartering the river. Fanny stepped into the sitting-room. "Jack," she said, "jack, I 'm going to skate to town and get Dr. Perry. He 'll be here in a few hours, and I 'll come back with him. I can't see you suffer like this, and he may be able to do you a lot of good. No, don't say anything--I 'm going." Whether jack heard, or, hearing, understood, she did n't know. He put out a hand to her, and she grasped it and kissed it--an unusual demonstration for her to make---then ran from the room. The tears, which blinded her at that feeble motion of her usually strong, well brother to keep her by him, froze to her lashes as she stepped out. It was bitter cold, and even through her fur the north wind's icy knife cut true and sharp. "This is n't the time for tears; it 's the time for me to be a man," she said, half sobbing, to herself, nor smiled at the words. She ran to the barn, and took from the wall her brother's skate-sail. Shaped like a big kite it was, nine feet long, five broad, with two crossed spars to hold it taut. She remembered how she and her father had laughed at Jack when he made it, after some plan he had seen in one of their rare...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807707
  • 9781236807700