Tales for Children in a Familiar Style; By Maria Joseph Crabb

Tales for Children in a Familiar Style; By Maria Joseph Crabb

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...the mother was gone down, Ellinor heard a little knock at the door: she went and opened the door, and little Sappho had followed her. There was a poor-looking woman standing at the door. " Pray, Miss," said the woman, "go and ask your mamma for a bit of bread, or a halfpenny: I am very poor, and very hungry." It'Ellinor bad done right, she would have called to her mother, or have sent her little sister; but she left the street door open, and went down to her mother, and left her littli sister in thepassage. Ellinortwent and told her mother; and her mother said she would eomaxgarud speak to the woman. Ellinor and her mother went up stairs directly; but they could see neither the woman nor Sappho. They thought the woman did not like to wait; and they shut the door and called Sappho. She did not answer: they looked all about the house, but---SIappho was gone! Ellinor's mother began to be very much frightened; and she sent. the servant to enquire of all.the neighbours, if any of them had seen little Sappho: but no one knew any thing about her. The poor mother was almost ready to go out of her senses about her dear little child. She sent to the cryer, and orderedhim to offer ten guineas to any one who would bring Sappho home; and then she went out herself, and went inio every street, and almost into 1. every'house, to enquire of the people if they had seen such a woman, with such a child as she told them Sappho was; but as nobody Qould tell any thing about Sappho, the mother went home again, and was so ill 'that she could hardly stand. _ As soon as she got into the house, she saw Sappho sitting in her father's lap; and poor Ellinor was kneeling beside her, kissing her little hand, and crying for...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751167
  • 9781236751164