A Tale of a Nest

A Tale of a Nest

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...I hope the last little one will be out to-morrow.' Two or three days passed away, and so constantly occupied was Mimi, that she had no time to fulfil her promise. It was impossible to imagine that such young things should require such a quantity of food; both father and mother soon found that they were likely to be pretty constantly employed if the young ones were to get as much food as they liked. And yet it was so pretty to see their little mouths wide open in eager expectation, that the task of filling them was only too pleasant. At times Dickon was inclined to think them greedy; but to Mimi's remark, 'Pretty dears! they are so hungry!' he always replied, 'So it seems.' Still, it was a matter of considerable concern to him, that in her anxiety to provide for the little ones his wife was too apt to neglect herself, and once when he had pressed her to devour a most tempting morsel, he was greatly provoked to see it disappearing into the ever-ready mouth of the youngest of this hopeful family. 'There's no use talking to you, Mimi, ' he exclaimed, one evening, after having urged upon her in vain the necessity of attending to her own health. 'You'll make yourself ill, and then what will become of the children?' 'Oh, I shan't be ill, Dickon, ' she replied, and then to turn the subject she begged him to run across and inquire after the progress of her sister's family. 'Fay must think we have quite forgotten her, ' she remarked, and Dickon rather reluctantly departed on his errand. The two brothers-in-law were not always on the best of terms, there having been many little disputes about the right to certain interesting worms and caterpillars, and, as a rule, they rather avoided each other. But to her surprise, in less than five minutes Mimi spied hershow more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236491483
  • 9781236491480