My Mother's Diamonds

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byMaria J. Greer

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... "Oh, Ellie!" he exclaimed; "ain't I just hard at work! I'm helping Thomas with the harness for this evening. Father likes it bright, and it's as good as a mirror this minute. You can see your very face in it." "I wish you could see your own face," I interposed wrathfully, "and perhaps you would think less of your work. I don't know how you are to appear before your father and mother. Do you imagine they would rather have the harness in order than yourself? It's absurd oi you to talk of polishing and cleaning up. It's a good bath you should be in from morning till night. It would be the only fit place for you." Thereupon I marched him before me to the house, keeping a safe distance between us, but watching narrowly all the time that he did not escape. "Where are the others?" I questioned as we gained the portico. "I don't know," said Dick. "In the quarry, I dare say. Fred wanted us to play 'Pilgrim's Progress,' and go through the 'Valley of Humiliation.'" There were rather hazardous paths overhanging the aforesaid quarry, and I started at the mention of it. Fred was foolhardy himself, and if he took it into his head to carry out the analogy between Christian and his journeying, he would of course make the way as trying and difficult as possible for his followers. Happily all uneasiness was removed at the moment by the sound of a chorus of voices. Fred's headed it, and as, his tones were full and ringing as usual, it was to be presumed no accident had happened. Meanwhile time was passing, and calling to the children to come in at once, and get themselves trimmed and tidied, I ran up myself to my mother's dressing-room. A few finishing-touches were wanting here. The snowy muslin curtains had still to be looped up with their blue ribbons, and some fragrant fl...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... "Oh, Ellie!" he exclaimed; "ain't I just hard at work! I'm helping Thomas with the harness for this evening. Father likes it b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217513972

ISBN - 13:9780217513975

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