Arabella and Araminta (Google eBook)

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Thompson, Brown and Company, 1915 - 103 pages
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Page 71 - Merry Christmas, Araminta!'' Oh ! do you suppose dear Santa did come ?" And Araminta said: "Merry Christmas. Arabella ! Oh! do you suppose dear Santa did come ?" And they jumped out of their little beds, and put on their little flannel gowns, and ran downstairs as fast as they could go. And there, by the fireplace, the four little stockings were hanging, full,—full to the toes, and running over! And Arabella said : "Oh, Santa has been here ! Just see, see, see my stocking, Araminta!
Page 65 - I'm glad it's winter, and cold, because Christmas will come before long, I 'm sure." And Araminta said, "Yes, Christmas will come before long, I 'm sure." And there were more cold days, and more cold days, and more cold days. And then there came a day that was a very little warmer, and it began to snow. And it snowed and snowed and snowed. Right out of the sky the little white flakes came chasing each other, faster and faster and faster, till the ground was all covered and white. And still it kept...
Page 97 - Araminta, see, see, the party is coming!" And Araminta clapped her hands, and said: "Oh, the party is coming! See, see, the party is coming!
Page 69 - He comes every year; how else could he come? and gold, with the six white reindeers, right up to their door, and he rapped, tap, tap, and he rang the bell; but no one woke up or heard him! It was a beautiful night for Santa! It was cold and clear, and the moon shone bright. Just the kind of a Christmas to give delight to a jolly old soul like Santa.
Page 13 - Sometimes Arabella was naughty when Araminta was good, and sometimes Araminta was naughty when Arabella was good.
Page 67 - To-night, Arabella, is Christmas Eve, — to-night, Araminta, is Christmas Eve, and to-morrow is Christmas Day." And Arabella clapped her hands and danced around the room and cried, "Oh, goody, goody, goody!" And Araminta clapped her hands and danced around the room and cried, "Oh, goody...
Page 66 - Araminta stood at the window and watched the little white flakes come chasing each other right out of the sky. And Arabella clapped her little hands and laughed, and said: "Oh, I'm glad that it's snowing, for now Christmas will come, I 'm sure; now Christmas will come, I'm sure!
Page 95 - June, a warm, bright, beautiful day in June; and it was their birthday. And what do you suppose they had ? Why, they had a party, a birthday party, out under the trees on the lawn. It was Arabella's party, and it was Araminta's party. And there were five little girls and five little boys invited to come to the party. And they were to have such a beautiful time ! At half-past two the party came, and stayed till half -past five. "And what do you suppose they had? Why, they had a party, a birthday party,...
Page 62 - Arabella ran, and the geese ran ; and Araminta ran, and the geese ran ! And the geese lifted up their heads and squawked at Arabella, and the geese lifted ' . • up their heads and squawked at Araminta!
Page 56 - And their father took the kitties out of their arms, and he carried them down to their bed. And Arabella slept, and slept, and slept. And Araminta slept, and slept, and slept. And the little kitties, in their soft little bed, slept, and slept, too. All through the long, dark, beautiful night they slept. And the sun came, and the morning came, and it was another day!

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