Spectacles For Young Eyes; Berlin: Berlin

Paperback | February 1, 2012

bySarah West Lander

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. BERLIN-IRON CHAINS. A CHILD'S PICTURE GALLERY. "1% TAMMA!" exclaimed Walter, coming ea i.TJL gerly towards his mother. "What have you new to tell me? You look very much pleased, my boy," she said. "Because I have heard that the wealthy ladies of America have made an agreement to give up wearing foreign articles of dress, and the use of luxuries that they can do without, for the sake of aiding the poor soldiers." "Is it only what they can do without?" inquired nurse sarcastically. "And that reminds me," said Walter eagerly; for he had become accustomed to nurse's interruptions,--"it reminds me exactly of the Prussian ladies of high rank, who sent all their jewelry and trinkets to the royal treasury to be sold to defray the expenses of the war." "What war?" asked nurse. "Was there ever a war here?" "Yes: did you never hear of that? At the time of the final struggle between Prussia and Napoleon, after the burning of Moscow, the ladies of Berlin gave up their jewels and all their trinkets to help the cause," replied Mrs. Hamilton. "Did not they ever get them back?" asked Mary. "How could they, if they were changed into money? But they had something in return that they valued more highly than jewels; and that they kept, and presented with pride to their descendants." "What could it be?" Mary inquired in wonder. "What are you holding in your hand now?" asked her mother. "There is the doll," she said. "It could not be dolls they gave to their children," she thought musingly. "I have it--it was a cross!" she exclaimed, brightening up, and the color flushing her cheeks. "Not a cross alone, Mary;" but chains and pins, necklaces and bracelets, were wrought in the iron-foundery outside the gate of Berlin. They were given in return to all the ladies who ha...

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. BERLIN-IRON CHAINS. A CHILD'S PICTURE GALLERY. "1% TAMMA!" exclaimed Walter, coming ea i.TJL gerly towards his mot...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217999476

ISBN - 13:9780217999472

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