The Story of the Hamiltons; Or, the Two Sisters, by the Author of 'Mamma's New Bible Stories'

The Story of the Hamiltons; Or, the Two Sisters, by the Author of 'Mamma's New Bible Stories'

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...enough to appreciate them. After many consultations, and much reflection, it was determined that they should become boarders at Miss Campbell's, at all events, until Christmas, when, if any objections arose, they could easily adopt a new method. "Well, Edith! counting the hours till you are to take up your abode with Miss Campbell?" said Mr. Hamilton one evening, shortly after the final arrangements were completed. "No, papa, dear," slowly replied the little girl; "I don't like it at all! I shall never see you, nor mamma, nor Herbert then! I am sure I would much, much rather do as we did last winter; go out in all the wind, and rain. F and snow, than live always at school. I don't mind colds and coughs half so much." "But I thought you liked Miss Campbell, and school too?" "Yes, so I do; but then we have been having the pleasures of home added to the pleasures of school; and if we have had any disagreeables there, we have forgotten them directly we came home." "Oh, ho! that's it, is it? And what does Grace say to it all? she likes it, of course!" Grace looked up quickly from the work she was at, and which during the last five minutes she had been pulling in all directions; knotting her thread, and then impatiently breaking it off without an attempt at a disentanglement; pricking her fingers, and making her needle so warm and uncomfortable, that there was scarcely a possibility of its doing any part of its business; she looked up at her papa, as he again repeated the question, with a quick momentary glance, and though her lips moved, no distinct words came from them, and he saw by the filling eyes, that he was venturing on very tender ground, so in a cheerful voice he continued: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635493
  • 9781236635495