Aunt Rachel's Letters about Water and Air

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byCaroline Anne Martineau

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... AUNT EACHELiS LETTERS. i. (first we must say a little about Aunt Rachel herself. She is an 'Old Maid,' or at least she seems so to Ned and Annie, her nephew and niece, though she is not really old. She lives with her father and mother, and helps them to take care of their farm. She was to have been a governess, and for some years lived in London with a cousin who kept school, working hard at her own education. But when her sister married she came home to supply her place. Very well she did it, but without losing the tastes formed during her school life. Her chief amusement was reading such easy scientific books as she could get, and trying as many experiments as she could find time for. The queer 'messes' which she kept in her room often puzzled and c B amused her friends. When Ned and Annie came in the summer to the farm, she liked to show them the country sights she loved so much, and watch with them the birds and flowers and insects. When the children left, lamenting that their father's shop was in a dingy street, she promised to write and tell them of beautiful things which might be seen and watched even in a smoky town. This is her first letter.)--My dear Children, I have not forgotten, my promise of helping you to find things to think about and admire, even in Little George Street. First let us talk about Water. I don't mean to give you an object lesson, like what you used to have at school when you were very little, telling you that water is liquid, transparent, colourless, and so on. You can see all that without my help. I want to point out some things which you are not likely to observe unless you look for them carefully. Sometimes I shall describe experiments, and I strongly advise you to make them for yourselves, if you can; indeed, unless you ...

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... AUNT EACHELiS LETTERS. i. (first we must say a little about Aunt Rachel herself. She is an 'Old Maid,' or at least she seems s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775802

ISBN - 13:9780217775809

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