Beechnut; A Franconia Story by Jacob AbbottBeechnut; A Franconia Story by Jacob Abbott

Beechnut; A Franconia Story

byJacob Abbott

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The children call for a story. Subject proposed. Chapter VI. Embellishment. When Phonny and Malleville found themselves riding quietly along in the Wagon in Beechnut's company, the first thought which occurred to them, after the interest and excitement awakened by the setting out had passed in some measure away was, that they would ask him to tell them a story. This was a request which they almost always made in similar circumstances. In all their rides and rambles, Beechnut's stories were an unfailing resource, furnishing them with an inexhaustible fund, of amusement sometimes, and sometimes of instruction. ' Well," said Beechnut, in answer to their request, "I will tell you now about my voyage across the Atlantic ocean." "Yes," exclaimed Malleville, "I should like to hear about that very much indeed." "Shall I tell the story to you just as it .was." A question. Embellishment Phonny's wish. asked Beechnut,--" as a sober matter of fact? or shall I embellish it a little?" "I don't know what you mean by embellishing it?" said Malleville. i "Why, not telling exactly what is true," said Beechnut, "but inventing something to add to it, to make it interesting." "I want to have it true," said Malleville, "and interesting too." "But sometimes," replied Beechnut, "interesting things don't happen; and in such cases, if we should only relate what actually does happen, the story would be likely to be dull." "I think you had better embellish the story a little," said Phonny. "Just a little, you know." "I don't think I can do that very well," replied" Beechnut. "If I attempt to relate the actual facts, I depend simply on my memory, and I can confine myself to what my memory teaches; but if I undertake to follow my invention, I must go wherever it leads me." "Well," said Phonn...
Title:Beechnut; A Franconia StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021734416X

ISBN - 13:9780217344166