Rollo in Naples

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DeWolfe, Fiske & Company, Publishers, 1858 - Children - 207 pages
 

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Page 47 - ... to Abbott's temperament and character and engaging the reader's attention at once in Rollo in Naples is Uncle George's list of nine rules for two parties traveling together. The first of these reads: The interior of the carriage, all the way, shall belong to Mrs. Gray and her family, and the coupe to Mr. George and Rollo. Mr. George or Rollo may, perhaps, sometimes ride inside; but if they do so, it is to be understood that they ride there as the guests of Mrs. Gray; and in the same manner, if...
Page 53 - ... and is made with a view to having it remedied, shall be fined one cent, or the value thereof in the currency of the country. Rosie is to be the sole judge of the infractions of the rule, and is to impose the fine, while Josie as before is to collect and keep the money. The final rule provides that "On the arrival of the party at Naples, the amount of the fine money shall be expended in the famous Neapolitan confectionery, and shall be divided equally among the three children.
Page 51 - ' Rollo in Geneva " by Jacob Abbott 6. It shall be Rosie's duty to decide whether or not any persons are tardy any morning; and her mother's watch shall be the standard of time. Her decisions shall be without appeal; and no excuses whatever shall be heard, nor shall there be any release from the fine, except in the case of a failure of Mr. George to knock at the doors, as hereinbefore provided. 7. Josie is hereby appointed treasurer, to collect and keep the fines. 8. Any one of the party who shall...
Page 48 - ... Mr. George and Rollo. Mr. George or Rollo may, perhaps, sometimes ride inside; but if they do so, it is to be understood that they ride there as the guests of Mrs. Gray; and in the same manner, if at any time any of Mrs. Gray's party ride outside, it will be as the guests of Mr. George and Rollo. 2. On arriving at a hotel for the night, Mrs. Gray is to take her choice first of all the rooms shown for herself and Rosie. Then from the other rooms Mr. George is to choose the bed that he will sleep...
Page 47 - ... these reads: The interior of the carriage, all the way, shall belong to Mrs. Gray and her family, and the coupe to Mr. George and Rollo. Mr. George or Rollo may, perhaps, sometimes ride inside; but if they do so, it is to be understood that they ride there as the guests of Mrs. Gray; and in the same manner, if at any time any of Mrs. Gray's party ride outside, it will be as the guests of Mr. George and Rollo. This was followed by rules for choosing rooms upon arriving at the hotel and for setting...
Page 51 - ... the case hereinafter provided for. If the person so behindhand is one of the children, the fine shall be two cents, or the value thereof in the currency of the country where we may chance to be; and if it is one of the grown persons, the fine shall be three times that amount, that is, six cents. 5. It shall be Mr. George's duty to knock at all the bedroom doors every morning, three quarters of an hour before the time fixed for breakfast; and if he fails to do so, then he shall pay all the fines...
Page 49 - ... night, Mrs. Gray is to take her choice first of all the rooms shown for herself and Rosie. Then from the other rooms Mr. George is to choose the bed that he will sleep in. Then the two boys are to choose from the beds that are left, each to have the first choice alternately, beginning with Josie. 3. Every evening before the party separate for the night, Mrs. Gray shall decide at what hour we shall set off the next morning, and also at what hour we shall breakfast, after first hearing what Vittorio's...
Page 89 - ... time while they were approaching the town. She was also much pleased with the view of Naples itself, which she obtained from this platform. The hotel was built out over the water, so that from the lookout the town was spread out in full view, with all the...
Page 47 - Rollo" books. A cue to Abbott's temperament and character and engaging the reader's attention at once in Rollo in Naples is Uncle George's list of nine rules for two parties traveling together. The first of these reads: The interior of the carriage, all the way, shall belong to Mrs. Gray and her family, and the coupe to Mr. George and Rollo. Mr. George or Rollo may, perhaps, sometimes ride inside; but if they do so, it is to be understood that they ride there as the guests of Mrs. Gray; and in the...
Page 52 - ... the rooms, or the beds, when we stop for the night, except when such complaint relates to an evil which may be remedied, and is made with a view to having it remedied, shall be fined one cent, or the value thereof in the currency of the country. Rosie is to be the sole judge of the infractions of the rule, and is to impose the fine, while Josie as before is to collect and keep the money.

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