Walter Pieterse; A Story Of Holland

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...those good girls who had nursed him in his illness, " because the strange white man was far from mother and sisters and had no home." He would reward them princely. In all this conquered land Walter was king and Femke was--queen! How magnificent the big red velvet cloak would look on her--and the gold crown! Conquering continents was easy. He was scarcely thirteen; and yet he was afraid that somebody might get ahead of him while he was being detained by the treacherous Pennewip with declensions and conjugations. And, then there were still more things to learn before one could be king, even of a small country. Pocket-change would have to be increased too, for, with all possible economy, six doits a week were insufficient. The Hallemans--well, they had more; but fortunately they were not thinking of Africa. For the present he was not afraid of any competition from that quarter; but other children, nearer the "grownup" stage, might get the idea in their heads! And then, what would he do to keep his mother from guessing when he made his trips into the " interior" longer, and stayed out later than was allowed by the regulations of the Pieterse household? It was a difficult matter, but he would manage it. All that might happen to him and Femke in Africa would be read afterwards in pretty little books with colored pictures. He already saw himself sitting on a throne, and Femke by his side. She was not proud; she was willing for everybody to know--all those kneeling before her--that she had been a poor washgirl. She had become queen because Walter had loved her; and now they needn't kneel any more. On special occasions--well, of course, that was different; for instance, when his mother and Stoffel came to visit him. They should see how all the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...those good girls who had nursed him in his illness, " because the strange white man was far from mother and sis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217416659

ISBN - 13:9780217416658

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