Tales of a Small Town

Tales of a Small Town

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...in the yard. Hurrying to the window she saw little Ruth picking herself up from the ground, her face dirty and her nose bleeding. She had fallen off the fence, which she had been trying to walk as she had seen the boys do. Frightened at the sight of blood Mrs. Shelten ran out, caught the child up and carried her into the bedroom downstairs. It was some time before she could get the bleeding stopped and the little one cleaned up; her frock was torn and had to be changed. "Naughty, naughty girl; mamma has told you not to climb the fence." "I wasn't climin'," the child spluttered as her mother dashed the cold water in her face, "I was jus' walkin'." "That is worse; you are sure to fall; you ought to know better." "Ve boys don't fall. I can walk ve fence if vey can." "No, you are a girl; a girl mustn't try to do the things boys do." "Vey said I didn't dare, an' I did dare," she answered doggedly. "Well, you see what happened," her mother sighed. "I'll do it aden." "If you do I will whip you, do you hear?" Little Ruth had heard that awful threat so often she was used to it. No one had ever whipped her, and she was quite sure no one ever would. By the time Mrs. Shelten got back to the kitchen the biscuits were burned crisp on top and thepotatoes fried tochips. "Oh, dear, what will Stephen say?" the little woman exclaimed when she saw her supper. Her husband came in tired and hungry. He had made a number of calls and afterwards taken a long walk in the country. Stephen Shelten was a man so wrapt up in his work and his projects that he was quite oblivious to the cares and troubles of those about him. He rather resented anything which interfered...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498879
  • 9781236498878