Why Was It?; A Novel

Why Was It?; A Novel

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... when he has cornered a mouse. " Don't stop," said Clare. "But I will," whispered Kate; " we'll get the very latest, and then, as the old saying goes, we'll leave our characters with them and move on." "I don't want the latest; and I declare, Kate, since you can't have pet lizards and little alligators, like you did when we visited aunt down in Florida, you seem determined to hunt up some other kind of reptiles." Kate's only response was a ringing laugh, as she brought up Cruiser in front of the gate, and, coming down from the cart, looked over her shoulder at Clare, whose face was a study; and then saluted each of the damsels with 'a sounding kiss, saying, between salutations: "Why, girls, if I had thought you would have been out here, I'd have brought the carriage, and we'd have had such a delightful ride and chat; but you are so retiring in your dispositions and habits that I had no idea of seeing you; but when I did I couldn't resist the temptation to stop." If Clare had found herself in front of a fertilizer factory, she would not have felt a more desperate desire to go on; but there was no help for it. She was fairly pulled out of the cart and covered with kisses, each one of which she thought would blister her cheek--somehow she managed to save her lips. " Oh, you darling! " screamed Mariah. ' "Oh, you sweet dear!" chimed in Susan. "Come right in on the porch, and tell us all about handsome Hugh. We were just going over to the Gulick's, for we heard, that is, brother told us, that they had a letter from Miss Tampa Brown, who is a clerk in the Treasury, and knows all about you...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891465
  • 9781236891464