Stories of Childhood and Nature

Stories of Childhood and Nature

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...evidently fallen upon her. She started for Pixey, but at sight of the slipper she suddenly changed her mind, and scampered back into her hiding place. The slipper hit the tip end of her tail, and Polly gave an angry growl. "Look out there! what you 'bout? Go 'way, go 'way, go 'way!" she cried indignantly. "Polly mad, Polly mad, Polly mad." "I declare, Pixey," said Aunt Letty, as she threw herself into a chair, "I can't stand this any longer. I've had you and Polly now two years, and I think it's time some of the other aunts were having you. If it were just you, Pixey, I wouldn't 'mind, but your Polly will drive me crazy.T And I do think, if I say it myself, I've been a saint, a perfect angel, about that bird. There isn't a piece of" furniture in the house that she hasn't chewed. She has made holes in the carpets and the lace curtains, and in the tablecloths and napkins, and eaten the buttons off my shoes, and last night she ate a hole right through the crown of your Uncle Edward's silk hat, and he is furious about it. But this last is just too much. Now isn't it, Pixey?." " Y-yes," Pixey admitted sorrowfully, "but she doesn't mean to be bad, Aunt Letty, and, besides, she never was so bad as this before, --not so much, you know', all at once. But I won't go fishing any more; I'll stay at home and watch her all the time, if you'll just forgive her this time." After supper Aunt Letty said, "Pixey, we've been talking it over, your Uncle Edward and I, and we've decided that if you will give up Polly, and let us send her away, you can stay with us, and not go away at all.," "Give up Polly--my little sister Polly?" Pixey looked at her aunt in open-eyed astonishment. "Why, Aunt Letty, what can you be thinking of?" - "Now, see here, Pixey," said Uncle...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680685
  • 9781236680686