Sweet Violets, and Other Tales

Sweet Violets, and Other Tales

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... girlish fancy, and tried to lay the lesson to her heart and speak no hasty words of anger to those she loved. And the hot summer passed and changed to autumn, and then the family at Afton Lodge went for their usual trip to the sea, and Miss Denbigh left to pay some visits amongst her father's friends. What a packing up it was; how busy baby was putting into nurse's box, with that triumphant "dere," everything he could find about the room, so that poor nurse had to disembarrass her trunk of the hearth broom, the large wooden horse without a head, several bricks, an empty pomade-pot, and Minnie's poor blind baby doll, out of which he himself had poked the eyes and brought to the distressed mother to exhibit his handywork, crowing with glee, and assuring her he was "Kever boy." Now, of course, he was priding himself on the great help he was to nurse, for sweet baby nature has an innocent belief that the will to help is as good as the deed. They were to start immediately after an early dinner, and even though nurse and Mrs. Enfield had tried to think of everything, what an infinite number of "forgets" there were at the last, how nurse poked them all as far as possible into her pockets, till the turning out of it, when they reached the lodgings, was a source of the greatest amusement, it was such a curious jumble. A shoeing-horn, a corkscrew, and a button-hook, being mingled with doll's frocks and odd socks, and several small treasures of baby's, which he had tyrannically insisted on her bringing. And on the sands, amongst the loungers, and the bathers, and the sellers of shells and pebble brooches, crochet collars and nightcaps, the children dug and built castles with martello towers of sand, made by squeezing...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891678
  • 9781236891679