The Cottage in the Chalk-pit by Alicia Catherine MantThe Cottage in the Chalk-pit by Alicia Catherine Mant

The Cottage in the Chalk-pit

byAlicia Catherine Mant

Paperback | February 2, 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. 1822. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. A RAMBLE. One half of the pleasure arising from rambling excursions, frequently consists in the novelty of taking every thing as it occurs, and for a while dispensing with the usual forms and ceremonies of cultivated life. Children enjoy the liberty thus unsparingly allowed them for a few hours, and the less resemblance is preserved to their usual modes and customs, the greater is their sense of enjoyment. Perfectly aware of this predilection in the taste of her young friends, and anxious to give them a complete day of indulgence, Mrs. Montefort gave orders to have a cart well supplied with provisions, prepared to attend them, consisting of cold meat and pastry. Fuel was not to be forgotten; and those who wished for the luxury of vegetables, were to assist in dressing them when the party should halt under some spreading tree to dine. Tea-cups and saucers were also provided, and the kettle was to be boiled in true gipsy style, over a fireplace of crooked sticks. Two or three donkeys were hired, to allow a little occasional rest to any tired pedestrians; and the whole cavalcade was to be attended by a man-servant and a maid, to whom Mrs. Montefort wished to give a treat. As Mrs. Gardiner and our young friends proceeded to Fleetwood, they stopped at the cottage where the Adams's had been provided with a temporary lodging, and Charlotte had the satisfaction of presenting to the pretty gipsy the two little gowns she had been making for her baby. Mrs. Gardiner compassionately inquired how they were going on, and George told her, with tears in his eyes, that he had received a letter from the clergyman where he had formerly resided, and that his father had been dead nearly two years; that previously to this his business had gradually been declining, a...
Title:The Cottage in the Chalk-pitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217580637

ISBN - 13:9780217580632