When I was a Little Girl: Stories for Children

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Macmillan and Company, 1871 - Aunts - 249 pages
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Page 34 - ... the sun is shining and the birds are singing, and everything is as wide awake as possible.
Page 78 - She did not know what was the matter with her. She had never felt like this in all her life before.
Page 71 - ... do her duty in that station of life in which it had pleased Providence to place her...
Page 142 - ... on underneath it ; but she was quite clean and tidy, except where the tears had stained her face. We felt very sorry for her, because she was crying so patiently, not as if she was angry or in a passion, like the little girl who had been sent away from the treat. Aunt Mary stooped down and asked her what she was crying for.
Page 34 - She was looking so seriously out of her great eyes, and holding up one of her fat little fingers, just as mamma or the nurse holds up her finger when baby is going to sleep and she wants you to be very quiet. On the coverlid round her were four dolls of different sizes, dressed in nice white night-gowns. The little girl thought they were going to sleep, and that was why she was holding...
Page 36 - ... country. Now, with the orders I had received from the Viceroy, the question was, How was I to suppress the slave-trade ? Under the circumstances, I thought that the best thing that could be done was simply to give them notice to quit the country by a certain day. I did not take the slaves from them, for I should not have known what to do with them. I could not have fed them, for there were thousands and thousands. I found that the...

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