Quaint Old Stories to Read and Act

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Ginn, 1912 - Children's stories, American - 177 pages

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Page 133 - STEWARD. Yes, sir. Your bank has failed, and your credit is lost ; and you are not worth a shilling in the world. I made bold, sir, to come to wait on you about it, for I thought you would like to hear the news!
Page 102 - Now, I will eat you first, and drink the water afterwards." But the Brahmin said, " Only do not kill me hastily. Let us first ask the opinion of six, and if all of them say it is just and fair that you should put me to death, then I am willing to die.
Page 56 - Dial, who have always, as everybody knows, set yourself up above me — it is vastly easy for you, I say, to accuse other people of laziness! You, who have had nothing to do all the days of your life, but to stare people in the face, and to amuse yourself with watching all that goes on in the kitchen! Think, I beseech you, how you would like to be shut up for life in this dark closet, and to wag backwards and forwards, year after year, as I do...
Page 107 - Jackal, say what is your judgment?' The Jackal answered, 'It is impossible for me to decide who is in the right and who in the wrong, unless I see the exact position in which you were when the dispute began. Show me the place.
Page 58 - The dial could scarcely keep its countenance during this harangue; but, resuming its gravity, thus replied : — " Dear Mr. Pendulum, I am really astonished that such a useful industrious person as yourself should have been overcome by this sudden action.
Page 46 - Once upon a time there was a wee wee Lambikin, who frolicked about on his little tottery legs, and enjoyed himself amazingly. Now one day he set off to visit his Granny, and was jumping with joy to think of all the good things he should get from her, when who should he meet but a Jackal, who looked at the tender young morsel and said: "Lambikin! Lambikin! I'll EAT YOU!" But Lambikin only gave a little frisk and said: "To Granny's house I go, Where I shall fatter grow, Then you can eat me so.
Page 57 - I happened this morning to be calculating how many times I should have to tick in the course of only the next twenty-four hours; perhaps some of you above there can give me the exact sum.
Page 65 - A fowl ! Well, that was a good exchange," replied the woman. "The fowl will lay eggs and hatch them, and we shall have chickens ; we shall soon have a poultry-yard. Oh, this is just what I was wishing for.
Page 50 - Then they all sighed to think of the tender little morsel they had let slip. At last the Jackal came limping along, for all his sorry looks as sharp as a needle, and he, too, called out, — "Drumikin! Drumikin! Have you seen Lambikin?
Page 132 - Torches! What torches? STEWARD. At your mother's funeral. MR. G. My mother dead! STEWARD. Ah! poor lady, she never looked up after it. MR. G. After what? STEWARD. The loss of your father.

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