Holyday Tales

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G.S. Appleton, 1845 - Children's stories, American - 120 pages
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Page 125 - PREFACE. —In writing the following puges, my most earnest desire has been to awaken in the hearts of little children, kindly and affectionate feelings towards each other, submission and loving confidence towards their parents, and reverence and love towards God. This I have attempted in describing scenes and objects most of which must l/fe familiar to every child.
Page 40 - Bony !" and hum a verse of his favorite song : — " While by our commerce and arts we are able To see the sirloin smoking hot on the table, The French may e'en burst like the frog in the fable. O, the roast beef of old England, And O, the old English roast beef!
Page 126 - LOG CABIN : Or, The World before You. By the author of " Three Experiments of Living," " The Huguenots in France and America,
Page 53 - WELL, wife," said Mr. Bull, " what do you think of our new servant ?" " Why, he is a useful sort of giant," said Mrs. Bull. " We must find another job for him, now that he has cleared out the pit. What shall it be ?" Mrs. Bull, who, like her husband, had an eye to what was useful, said, " Don't you think, dear, that the giant might make us a good piece of broad cloth for winter clothing?" " I daresay he would," said Mr. Bull ;
Page 54 - ... And I shall want a few hands," he added, " to bring me coke and other refreshments." " Well, suppose we send to the workhouse — there are a good many idle fellows there ; it will be a nice job for them." So the giant set to work at weaving, and soon produced a fine large piece of broad cloth, enough to clothe the whole family from top to toe. " I have been thinking," said Mrs. Bull, " that now Watty is at work (for they had got quite familiar with the giant, and used to call him Atty, or more...
Page 124 - Modern Society, &c. &c. One volume, 12mo., 75 cents. SHETLAND AND THE SHETLANDERS; Or, the Northern Circuit. By Catharine...
Page 45 - how do I know that this is all true ? — what token can you give me that it is a reality?" " Oh, you want a token ?" said the giant, with a cunning look ; " let this be your token : " and with that he raised his massive crow-bar, which was red-hot, and gently touching Mr. Bull's toe, vanished with a loud laugh amidst a cloud of smoke and steam. Mr. Bull started from his chair in an agony of pain, and the giant was nowhere to be seen ; only the tea-kettle had boiled over, and was pouring from its...
Page 48 - Yesterday evening, in this very room," answered Mr. Bull ; " and if you like, you shall see him too." It was a hard struggle which took place in the good lady's breast between her fears and her curiosity ; however, the latter prevailed, and she signified her determination to be introduced to the gigantic visitor. Accordingly, when the servant had removed the tea-things from the table, Mr. Bull said — " Thomas, you may leave the tea-kettle.
Page 48 - have you ever seen a giant ?" " A giant !" answered Mrs. Bull, " no, indeed, never !" " / have," said Mr. Bull, with a very marked emphasis. " You don't say so," said Mrs. Bull ; " why, I thought they had all been destroyed in the time of Jack the Giant Killer.
Page 43 - to offer you my service." " And what work are you able to do ?" inquired Mr. Bull. "Able!" said the giant, with a contemptuous smile, extending his brawny arm, " I am able to do any thing. I could move the world, if I had a place to stand on." " You seem able-bodied enough,

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