The Young Squire; Or, Peter and His Friends

The Young Squire; Or, Peter and His Friends

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...knew something of carpentering, very often making his own cases and boxes to keep his stuffed fish and animals in. "I wont stop to run home; Moss the carpenter will lend them to me. Keep up your heart, George," he cried, putting his head inside the bear's cupboard. "We'll soon have you out of that, and by the side of a roaring fire. Just you two cheer him up while I'm gone," he added, addressing his friends, and then ran downstairs, across the road, and soon came back with the tools he required. Mrs. Stokes saw him coming, and wanted to know what he was about, then checked herself. "Perhaps I'd better not know till it's done." "It don't matter if you do," replied Peter, "but we can't have a murder in the place you know, and we wont hurt anything in your house more than we can help; or at least, if we do, we'll set it to rights again; only do get a drop of hot broth ready, in case we bring any one ta you that wants it." Mrs. Stokes went back to her kitchen very well satisfied. "They'll have that poor fellow out before long," she said, "I'm thinkin'; however, it's no concern of mine; he wasn't left in my charge. Jist put the rest o' that broth on to warm, Nance, an' make a bit o' toast agains tthey bring him here; it's starvin' work up thar in they lofts." Then she threw another log on her kitchen fire, and went on vigorously with her mincemeat. Meanwhile the boys went to work upstairs with a will, Bruin sitting on his haunches in the middle of the room, looking on quite complacently at their invasion of his den. Peter, having made a hole with the stock and bit, soon had his saw at work, and it was not long before he had removed a sufficient portion of the woodwork to let a much...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557719
  • 9781236557711