Aunt Mary's New Stories for Young People

Paperback | February 3, 2012

bySarah Josepha Buell Hale

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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. 1849. Excerpt: ... THE INSECT QUEEN'S TWO PARTIES. EGINETTA, the queen of the JjjjilCjL wnle insect realm, was sitting ftfcBsdr in ofound thought. She had just returned from a stately progress she had been making, accompanied by her whole train, to all the different parts of her kingdom, and every where she had been received with the greatest attention and respect. Bees, butterflies, ants, even the spider and hornet, had seemed to vie with each other as to who should show themselves the most devoted. And now Reginetta was trying to think of some means of repaying them for their loyalty. After a time she started up, apparently well pleased with an idea which had strudk her. She whistled in a clear, sweet tone, and her counsellor, an aged and venerable beetle, entered. He had been her prime minister for a long time, and she relied a great deal on his sagacity. She said to him, "I am going to give a grand entertainment to all my subjects who received me so dutifully. I wish you to have the great arbor cleared out and prepared, and announce my intentions. You can send Papilla, one of my butterflies, around to my subjects, to bid them to the feast. Be quick, and let every thing be prepared within a week. The beetle crawled slowly out, and hiding himself under a broad plantain leaf, spent all that day arranging his plans. The next morning he came out very early, and set all Reginetta's servants to work, preparing for the assembly. Butterflies might be seen flying all over the country, bearing the invitations, which were of course gratefully accepted. The arbor looked charmingly when the festival day arrived. The beetle, old and sluggish as he seemed, had shown a great deal of taste. There was a long, low table, running through the centre of the arbor, at the head of which a grand...

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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. 1849. Excerpt: ... THE INSECT QUEEN'S TWO PARTIES. EGINETTA, the queen of the JjjjilCjL wnle insect realm, was sitting ftfcBsdr in ofound thought...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217727247

ISBN - 13:9780217727242

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