St. Nicholas Volume 47, PT. 2

St. Nicholas Volume 47, PT. 2

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...as well finish out the week." "Don't stay awake too long," cautioned Mrs. North. "I don't think you need worry, Mary," said the doctor. "When two healthy boys strike the pillows, there is not much lying awake." In his dreams Bob North was once more witnessing the duel between Hamlet and Laertes. Rapiers flashed and the clang of steel on steel resounded. Then suddenly he opened his eyes. The noise continued. He stared blankly for a moment, then, as comprehension came to him, he reached over to the little bedside stand and turned back the lever of the alarm-clock which had been set for seven. With a wistful look at the calmly sleeping Barry, he clambered out of bed. Bob was brushing his hair when Barry lazily opened one eye. '"Lo," he said. "Got to go?" "If I get home to breakfast, I have," said Bob. "You know Father's rule." "Sorry you can't stay. See you this afternoon, though," and with a prodigious yawn, Barry buried his curly mop once more in the pillow. As Bob North entered the park on his short cut home that spring morning, he was going over in memory the plays he had recently witnessed, unaware that he was on his way to a more thrilling drama, of which he was to be sole spectator, a drama whose setting was to be the springing green of tree and shrub, with the arching blue of the sky as canopy and the lilt of singing birds as orchestra. As far as eye could see, the park was deserted, 'and Bob had that peculiar feeling of isolation and solemnity that comes to one who in the early hours of the day finds himself alone in the great out-of-door world. He purposely took the path which led to the Lincoln statue, in which he was so keenly interested, and as...show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745450
  • 9781236745453