Winnie's Difficulties

Winnie's Difficulties

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...breakages warned her, these choice china gems were kept for ceremonious occasions, and the cleaning of them was considered a treat by the elder schoolroom folks. "Henry, we are very busy," cried Lily and Emily, "what do you want here?" "Can I help you, mother?" asked Henry, brightly. "Yes, you may if you like," said Lily, importantly, "for you know how to handle fragile things; I wouldn't trust John or even Leonard with these cups for a hundred pounds." "Ah! dear old Leonard will be here this evening," said Mrs. Thornton; "we shall be a fine noisy party to-night; not so civilized as we must be to-morrow evening." As she was speaking, a note for her was brought in. "From your father, I see; I wonder what he wants; he says the day is so fine that Dr. James, whom he has just seen, says I ought to take a drive; and that Uncle Edward is to drive me." Mrs. Thornton looked out of the window with a doubtful air. "It is a delightful day, mother," said Henry, who had at once divined his father's motive in wishing his wife to be out of the house that afternoon. "Yes, it seems so; but if I go out I shall just miss meeting Charles, which I never like to do on breaking-up days." Henry checked the eager-toned words rising to his lips, and said quietly: "Father will be disappointed if you do not go out this beautiful day; if the weather should change you may not get out for some time; shall I ring for nurse to bring down your things, so that you need not go up-stairs?" "There is the carriage, mamma," cried Emily. "Your father must have sent the order to the stables," said Mrs. Thornton. The sight of the carriage decided her...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847377
  • 9781236847379