My neighbour's shoes; or, Feeling for others, by A.L.O.E.

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCharlotte Maria Tucker

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. A PONY'S 8HOE8. ERY odd things happen in dreams. Very strange fancies had already passed through the slumbering brain of Archie, but great was his amazement at the sudden transformation of which he was now the subject. The Indians in their ignorance believe that the souls of the dead pass into the bodies of animals; as if to realize the wild idea, the astounded Archie found himself a stout little pony, harnessed to a small open chaise. It was a veiy odd sensation indeed to feel an iron bit in his mouth, and to stand upon four legs when he had been so long accustomed to two. Archie struck the ground hard with one hoof after another, in order to make quite sure that each belonged to himself. He tossed his head to feel the long mane that dangled over his neck, strange substitute for the auburn locks of which he had once been proud. Archie knew not what to make of so extraordinary a metempsychosis; for everything that occurred in his dream appeared to him perfectly real, and nothing had been further from his expectations than to be turned into a quadruped thus. As Archie stood lost in wonder, staring as well as blinkers would let him at the ostler who held his head, and who every now and then encouraged him by a pat which the dreamer scarcely knew whether to take as a kindness or as an insult, the door of Mrs. Martha's house opened, and a boy appeared at the entrance. Archie knew the figure well enough, but the face was turned away, as Mercury Meredith--for it was he--addressed some one within the dwelling. "So you won't trust yourself with me again, aunty, and Lina is afraid of an upset and a smash which might squeeze her from a dumpling into a pancake. So good-bye to you both, I'll be back for dinner. I'll drive over to Barnet and see my school-fe...

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. A PONY'S 8HOE8. ERY odd things happen in dreams. Very strange fancies had already passed through the slumbering brai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217514839

ISBN - 13:9780217514835

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