William Henry and his friends

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byAbby Morton Diaz

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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.1899 Excerpt: ... grandmother's back-door while we were eating break fast. There had been a delay in the matter of his starting, as considerable letter-writing was required before bis mother would let him come "earnest." Billy wrote him 'twas going to begin early;! and he came by some J/iitf4 pre-early train, then cut across the fields, then through the orchard, then in at our back-door, shouting out, "Has it begun? has it begun?" "Poor child! I know you are hungry," said grandmother. "Sit right up." The boy could hardly get his breath. "Where's Billy? I've got some fireworks!" "Billy's gone across," said I. He made for the door; but a polite thought took him, and back he came to off hat and shake hands. Then away he went again. And away I went too; for I had smelt powder that morning. Tommy and a tribe of little shavers began with their crackers by daybreak. Fourth-of-July powder always does make me feel uncommonly lively. I should cut up a good many didos if other men of my age (over thirty) would cut up too. I wonder if we are all waiting for each other. I found Bobby Short and Billy preparing to join the Antiques and Horribles. Billy had borrowed the little barnman's bottle-green frock-coat, hat, and stiff neckstock. Bobby Short went as his wife, with a calico gown on, a shawl, an enormous "waterfall" two feet across, trimmed with beads, artificial flowers, and enclosed in a fish-net, and a jaunty hat with a wreath of flowers and plumes set over his smiling round face, and an antique parasol. They rode away in an old rickety chaise, tipped back (which vehicle has been about the premises these years and years), and were drawn by Pete Bruel's antique scalawag of a horse. Pete Bruel and Old Pete Bruel, and also Quorm and Bunkum, with several of their "little injuns," came u...

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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.1899 Excerpt: ... grandmother's back-door while we were eating break fast. There had been a delay in the matter of his starting, as considerable l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217907636

ISBN - 13:9780217907637

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