The girl from the Big Horn country

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byMary Ellen Chase

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII THE TEST OF CARVER STANDISH III "Don't they hurt a bit, Jean?" "No, of course not." "Don't you feel at all sick either?" "No, just mad! What's in that bag, Virginia?" "Pop-corn. Can you eat it?" "I should say I can. Haven't had anything but disgusting cream toast for four days. Put it under the letters so no one will see. What's that in the box, Priscilla?" "Peggy Norris' white mice she bought down town. They're only a loan for to-day. Open the box right off or they'll smother." "What do you do all day, Jean?" "Oh, learn things by heart mostly. Miss Wood won't let me read, so I just glance and then recite. It's a comfort. I've learned the Ninety-first Psalm and 'Annabel Lee' and 'Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes' and the ' Address at Gettysburg' and 'One Thought of Marcus Aurelius.' I call that quite good." "How do you know you're going to have them anyway, Jean?" "Oh, you hate everybody for two days, and your eyes water the third. Is it all ready? Shall I pull? Be sure the mice are right side up. Here goes then!" The taller Blackmore twin in a red wrapper and a bandaged throat leaned out of her window and pulled on a rope, at the end of which dangled a waste-basket filled with bags, envelopes, and boxes. Below, in the snow, stood half a dozen sympathizers who had brought the " morning post" to their comrade, confined to her room with the German Measles. Judging from the patient's alacrity in securing the basket she was not suffering. In fact she might have been called most indiscreet, as the morning air was cold. However, the flower of discretion does not bloom in boarding-school; and the afflicted Jean, after depositing the basket on the floor, and giving some air to the half-suffocated mice, leaned farther out of the window. "Don't go. I'l...

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII THE TEST OF CARVER STANDISH III "Don't they hurt a bit, Jean?" "No, of course not." "Don't you feel at all sick e...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217627358

ISBN - 13:9780217627351

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