Rollo at play by Jacob AbbottRollo at play by Jacob Abbott

Rollo at play

byJacob Abbott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...your place," said Mr. Wilton, turning to George. "No, sir." replied George, who--restored by this time to a sense of propriety and justice--was standing ready to speak for himself. "No, sir; Maria is very kind; but I do not wish to take her place; I am very sorry indeed that I said any thing about it. I certainly shall not consent to take your place, Maria," he said, perceiving that she was ready to entreat still further. "O! but I do wish you would," said Maria. But just here her. mother interposed. "If Maria would really prefer to give up her place to her brother," said Mrs. Wilton, " I certainly shall like the arrangement very much, for I am to be particularly engaged this afternoon, and, as Harriet is to be absent, I shall be very glad of some of Maria's assistance in taking care of the baby." "O! well," said Maria, brightening up, " then I am sure 1 will not go; so run, George, for father is almost ready to start." Thus the matter was amicably setded. George went with his father, and Maria remained at home to help take care of little Willy. Maria loved her little brother very much, and she never seemed tired of taking care of him, even when he was ever so fretful or restless. She would leave her play, at any moment, to run and rock the baby, or to hold him in her lap; for, even if she felt inclined, at any time, to be a little out of patience for a moment, she would recollect how many hours she had herself been nursed, by night and by day, and she was glad of an opportunity to relieve her mother of some of her care and fatigue. Her cousin, Ellen Weston, called, one afternoon, to ask her to accompany a party of little girls, who were going to gather berries in the wood neai Maria's house. It happened that Maria had been left with the...
Title:Rollo at playFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217279414

ISBN - 13:9780217279413