The Turner Twins

The Turner Twins

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Excerpt: ...longer than I thought it was." "Forty feet, about. Why?" "I only ordered six tables and a dozen chairs from the caterer," answered Laurie, dubiously. "Guess they aren't enough; but he's charging twenty-five cents apiece for them-" "Twenty-five cents for a table? Isn't that dirt-cheap?" "We're only renting them, you idiot!" "Oh, I see. Well, six is enough, I guess; you don't want to crowd them. Now let's get busy with the green stuff. I'll yell down cellar for Thomas. There's a ball of twine, and I've got two hammers and a lot of tacks on the side porch. You take your coat off and I'll-" "We'll have to have a step-ladder, Bob!" "There's a short ladder right beside you. Be right back." Laurie sat down on a wheelbarrow, after removing his coat and folding back the sleeves of his shirt, and looked around him. The garden was fairly large-larger in appearance since the clutter of shrubbery along the sides had been cleared away. Along the School Park edge ran 145 a tall hedge of lilac bushes. At the back was the high board fence, painted dark brown, that separated the garden from the Widow Deane's humble property. On the other side was a rusty ornamental iron fence, mostly hidden by vines. Broad walks, in spite of Thomas's efforts rather overrun with weeds, surrounded the central plot of ancient turf, and another ran straight down the middle of the garden, connecting with the arbor. Wires were to be strung from the trees and across to the arbor, and Chinese lanterns hung thereon. Laurie, half closing his eyes, sought to visualize the place as it would appear on Saturday. He did want the affair to be a success, both financial and artistic, both on account of the school and-well, for the honor of the Turners! While he was musing, two things happened simultaneously: Bob and Thomas appeared from the house, and a familiar voice came to him from the opposite direction. "Nod!" called the...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236712870
  • 9781236712875