Two snowy Christmas eves by Eliza KerrTwo snowy Christmas eves by Eliza Kerr

Two snowy Christmas eves

byEliza Kerr

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1884. Excerpt: ... WAITING FOR NELLIE 'Jl I dear, what a dark day it has become. Why does that child not return? I only sent her a short way for cotton and tape; she ought to be back by now. I know Judy does not like her to be sent out by herself, but it was no harm for once. I think I will slip on my bonnet and shawl, and go and see what has become of her. But perhaps I had better not. Judy would imagine something serious was the matter if she saw me going to look for the child." And Jane returned to her employment beside the fire in the little inner apartment. "Miss Hall!" called out Judy's voice from the other room. Jane reluctantly put down her knife and saucepan, and answered the summons. She knew very well what the girl would say to her, and she had no satisfactory reply to give. "Well, Judy, what is it, dear? I was preparing the dinner." "Isn't Nellie a long time away? Had she far to go?" "No, a very short distance. She will be back directly, I am sure. She is just delaying to look into the shop windows. Children never go on an errand without wasting twice as much time over it as a grown person would take to do it in." "But Nellie is a very long time gone. Did she know her way quite well?" "She did, of course. She has often gone to that same shop. The woman who keeps it is a friend of mine. Don't fret about the child, she is safe enough." "I wish she was back again," spoke Judy, anxiously, as she turned her face away to the window, and tried to peer out of it down on the street below, as if by so doing she could hasten the child's lingering footsteps. Jane made no reply for a minute or two; then she said: "Will I go and meet her, and tell her to hurry?" "Yes, please. I'm very foolish to be so nervous, but what would I do if anything happened to her?" The woman fasten...
Title:Two snowy Christmas evesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217139841

ISBN - 13:9780217139847