Percy and Ida by Katharine E. MayPercy and Ida by Katharine E. May

Percy and Ida

byKatharine E. May

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. A DAY AT SYDENHAM. fS you have already heard, one of the chief entertainments to which Percy and Ida had looked forward on coming to London, was a visit to the Crystal Palace at Sydenham; and as they had not yet been there, Uncle Edmund promised to take them himself, on condition that they would "be very good and obedient." Of course, the promise was instantly given; and mamma's leave being obtained, this delightful trip was eagerly looked forward to, and formed the subject of conversation for the remainder of the time before it took place. At ten o'clock one fine morning, Uncle Edmund's roomy carriage was at the door of No.--Curzon Street. It had not to wait long, for the eager chil- dren had been ready some time, and hastened downstairs. Everybody thought Uncle Edmund a most enter 112 UNCLE EDMUND. prising individual to undertake the sole charge of so noisy a party on a long day's excursion; but he was very fond of children, and declared over and over again, that if they would only be good and obedient, they would be no possible trouble to him. So, they all started in high glee, and few such carriage-loads were driven through London that day. Horace, Tom, their sisters, and Ida, were all crammed inside the carriage with Uncle Edmund; while Percy, much to his delight, was perched upon the coach-box. The first view of the brilliant palace must ever be a thing to be remembered; and loud were the shouts of admiration from Percy and Ida, as they drew nearer and nearer to the beautiful building. When they left the carriage, they hardly knew which to admire most, the beautiful glass palace itself, or the lovely grounds in which it stands. Uncle Edmund proved a delightful escort, for he allowed the children to linger as long as they pleased before...
Title:Percy and IdaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217530222

ISBN - 13:9780217530224