St. Nicholas; An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Volume 25

St. Nicholas; An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Volume 25

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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. 1898-05 edition. Excerpt: ...fear and bolted through the door. The man stumbled after him, and fell unconscious; and it was weeks before he was out of bed and able to limp around again, so terribly was he burned. The horse was too bad injured to be of use. hen the fire-en 'nes arrived they directed all their attention to the ot er buildings, none of which caught fire, fortunately. In the morning nothing was left of our barn but a heap of ashes and stones. Yours truly, Kmcsuzv M. ViiiTcoiiB. Bo(;o1'A, COLOMBIA, S. A. DEAR ST. NICHOLAS: I am a native of Barranquilla. I will begin my letter telling you about my country. Children who have never seen it would think it a very funny country, for we have no winter here, and no snow or ice. Some parts are very warm, but other parts in the mountains are cool, as it is here in B0 ota. Money is scarce in Colombia, and often c ildren almost kill themselves to et a few reals, or what you call ten cents. The charcoa-women carry coals about the city on their back to get about fifty cents, and they are dressed in rags, without shoes, and are very dirty. We lived in Barranquilla about five years, and it is warm there all the time, as it is in the summer in the United States. The little children go about there with very light clothes on, and no one needs very much; but here, nearly two miles above the sea-level, it is so cold that everybody needs clothes. We all talk Spanish here, but we learned English when we were on a visit in the United States, and we have taken you for three years; and when you come I hide somewhere, so that the rest won't take you away from me until I read you. I am nine years old, and I go to a Spanish school, but I learn English with Miss Scott and mama. I have written you a long letter, but it is the first...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768639
  • 9781236768636