Story Plays Old And New (volume 3)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAlice Sumner Varney

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... Bear You shall play with me. I shall like you both as playfellows. You have been very kind to me. (The Bird is heard trilling his song.) Jacob And William Grimm (Adapted). DAME HOLLE I Time: Forenoon. Place: A spot quite near the Widow's cottage, not far from which stands a well. Widow. Lazy Daughter. Industrious Daughter. Lazy Daughter Mother, my playmates call me ugly and lazy. Widow Don't you mind a thing they say, my daughter. The fact is you are not ugly to look at, nor are you lazy. But you have a lazy sister. Lazy Daughter People call my sister prettier than I. Widow She is not, take my word for it. Who knows better than a mother whether her child is pretty or not? Lazy Daughter I'm glad you think me pretty, mother. Where is my lazy sister? Widow At her spinning, I suppose. Yes, there she is by the well. Lazy Daughter What is she washing in the well? Widow I cannot make out. Lazy Daughter Is it her spindle? Sometimes the blood from her fingers gets on it. Widow That may be. She is a careless creature. Lazy Daughter What can have happened now? She is peering into the well as if something were lost. Here she comes running to us. She is crying. Widow (To Industrious Daughter who runs to her.) Stop your crying! Industrious Daughter Oh, I--I--Widow You can't talk and cry too. Industrious Daughter I--I--Widow Stop! Now, what have you done wrong? Where is your spindle? Industrious Daughter Oh, my spindle--Widow Yes, what about the spindle? Industrious Daughter It is in the Well; I dropped it there. I was washing the blood off it when it slipped right out of my fingers and--Widow Lazy, careless, good for nothing creature! Lazy Daughter Well said, Mother. Widow What do you mean by losing my spindle? Lazy Daughter Oh, she doesn't care. Industrious Daughter I...

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... Bear You shall play with me. I shall like you both as playfellows. You have been very kind to me. (The Bird is heard trilling ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217996094

ISBN - 13:9780217996099

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