Tossed on the Waves

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byEdwin Hodder

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. MASTER HARVEY UNFOLDS HIS PLANS. THE old clock with the deep bass voice had just struck four, and the school-house door was thrown open. A group of youngsters darted out through the ivy-grown porch; and no sooner had they made their bows to the schoolmaster, and put on their caps, than off they started--some to the playground, to seize upon a vacant swing, some to run down the steep hill beside the church, and some to gather in little groups and propose games for the afternoon. The elder boys were the last to leave the school; and as they came out with their bags of books over their shoulders, they did not, as their juniors had done, rush off at once to some sport, but, joining arms, walked leisurely across the green which lay between the school and the church, until they came to a pretty wooded dingle, through which a clear sparkling streamlet ran, and when they had arrived at what seemed a well-known and well-loved spot, they seated themselves by mutual consent, still eagerly pursuing their conversation. "Well, I'm pretty sure I shall not get it," said one boy, a real country lad, with hair which was not auburn. "I never got a prize yet, except once, and that was at old Mrs. Hopkins's school; and I shouldn't have had it then if it hadn't been that there were only two other boys in the class, and one of them left before the breaking-up, and the other told the old lady he knew how to teach as well as she did, and so she took a disliking to him. No, I say Bob Amesbury will get the prize." "Gammon!" said another boy, who looked very much as if he thought he should take the prize himself. "If Bob Amesbury gets it, I'll forfeit my Clapshaw bat, which came all the way from London last year. Why, where did Bob stand in class this afternoon? and where...

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. MASTER HARVEY UNFOLDS HIS PLANS. THE old clock with the deep bass voice had just struck four, and the school-house ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217139299

ISBN - 13:9780217139298

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