St. Nicholas; A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls Volume 5, PT. 2

St. Nicholas; A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls Volume 5, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...No. 4. John and Elsie Singletree were brother and sister. Puss Leek was Elsie's boarding-school friend, and her guest. Luke Lord was a neighboring boy invited to join the fishingparty, to honor Puss Leek's birthday, and to help John protect the girls. Jacob Isaac was hired to "g'1ong" as general waiter, to do things that none of the others wanted to do--to do the drudgery while they did the frolicking. They were all on horseback, --John riding beside Puss Leek, protecting her; Luke riding beside Elsie, and protecting her; Jacob Isaac riding beside his shadow, and protecting the lunch-basket, carried on the pommel of his saddle. "I keep thinking about the 'snack, '" said Puss Leek's protector, before they had made a mile of their journey. "What do you think about it?" asked the protected. "I keep thinking how good it'1l taste. Aunt Calline makes mighty good pound-cake. I do love pound-cake!" "Like it, you mean, John," said his sister Elsie, looking back over her shoulder. "I don't mean like," said John. "If there is anything I love better than father and mother, brother and sister, it's pound-cake." "But there is n't anything," said Puss. "My kingdom for a slice!" said John, with a tragic air. "I don't believe I can stand it to wait till lunch-time." "Why, it has n't been a half-hour since you ate breakfast. Are you hungry?" Elsie said. "No, I'm not hungry; I'm ha'nted." John pronounced the word with a flatness unwritable. "The pound-cake ha'nts me; the fried chicken ha'nts me; the citron ha'nts me. I see 'em!" John glared at the vacant air as though he saw an apparition. "I taste 'em! I smell 'em! I feel moved more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588002
  • 9781236588005