Nine Little Goslings

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Roberts Brothers, 1875 - Children - 289 pages
Familiar nursery rhymes are the basis for the author's short stories.

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Page 9 - sighed Johnnie, ruffling her short hairs with her fingers. " I wish my curls were longer. What will she think when she sees me ? " "She'll think " There is a little girl, and she has a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead ; When she is good she is very, very good, And when she is bad she is horrid —
Page 144 - Hymn. AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily course of duty run ; Shake off dull sloth, and early rise To pay thy morning sacrifice. 2...
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Page 46 - I could climb little bits of ladders like that," was his next reflection. " Or a fly. I'd like to be a fly, and eat sugar, and say buzzz all day long. Only then perhaps some little boy would get me into the corner of the window and squeeze me all up tight with his fum.
Page 102 - ... were to be sent for the next two years. Methodist clergymen, you know, are not " called " by the people of the parish, as other clergymen are. They go where the church sends them, and every second year they are all changed to other parishes. This, it is thought, keeps the people and pastors fresh and interested in each other. But I don't know. Human beings, as well as vegetables, have a trick of putting down roots ; and even a cabbage or a potato would resent such transplanting, and would refuse...
Page 293 - ... little stage library, still extant, the following plays have been selected as fair examples of the work of these children of sixteen and seventeen. With some slight changes and omissions, they remain as written more than forty years ago by Meg and Jo, so dear to the hearts of many other
Page 297 - Illustrated by the author. Small 4to. Cloth. Price, $1.OO. The author of " Dear Daughter Dorothy " needs no passport to favor. That bewitching little story which she not only wrote but illustrated must have given the name of AG Plympton a notable place among the writers of children's stories. Followed by "Betty, a Butterfly" and now by "The Little Sister...

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