Little Prudy

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Lee and Shepard, 1894 - Children - 167 pages
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Page 28 - Foul outrage which thou knowest not, which thou shalt never know. Then clasp me round the neck once more, and give me one more kiss; And now, my own dear little girl, there is no way but this." With that he lifted high the steel, and smote her in the side, And in her blood she sank to earth, and with one sob she died...
Page 11 - Won't you please lift her out, father? I've got baby in my arms." " How in this world did you ever get in here, child ? " said he. "I think I'll have to take you out with a pair of tongs." Prudy laughed. " Give me your hands," said papa. " Up she comes ! Now, come sit on my knee," added he, when they had gone into the parlor, " and tell me how you climbed into that hogshead.
Page 8 - I thought grandma might want me to get her speckles. I thought I would go and find Zip too. See, mamma, he's so tickled to see me he shakes all over — every bit of him ! " , " Where's your patchwork ? " "I don't know. You've got a double name, haven't you, doggie? It's Zip Coon, but it isn'ta very double name, — is it, mother?" When Mrs. Parlin had finished her doughnuts, she said, "Pussy, you can't keep still two minutes. Now, if you want to sew this patchwork for grandma's quilt, I'll tell...
Page 10 - Now, Mrs. Hogshead, you won't hear me singing any more, — it mortifies my mother very much.
Page 45 - Johnny Gordon went there yesterday, and there wasn't any fuss about it." " Then you may be sure Mr. Judkins did not know it," said grandma. "If he should catch any children in his field, he would be sure to give them a severe scolding." "Besides," chimed in aunt Madge, "Prudy isn't fit to walk so far — she isn't very well." "No, she is quite out of sorts," said grandma. " So if you must go somewhere, you may take your little baskets and go out in the meadow on the other side of the cornfield. Only...
Page 9 - O, come, come away, From labor now reposin' ; Let busy Caro, wife of Barrow, Come, come away ! ' " "Prudy, what's the matter?" said from the next room. " Didn't you hear somebody singing ? " said Prudy ;
Page 45 - I couldn't consent to let you go strawbcrrying ' up by the Pines ' as you call it. It is Mr. Judkins's mowing-field." "But, grandma," said Grace, "Johnny Gordon went there yesterday, and there wasn't any fuss about it." " Then you may be sure Mr. Judkins did not know it," said grandma. "If he should catch any children in his field, he would be sure to give them a severe scolding.
Page 9 - ll lift you into that, and you can't climb out. 1 'll lift you out when your stint is done." "O, what a funny little house!" said Prudy, when she was inside ; and as she spoke her voice startled her, — it was so loud and hollow. " I 'll talk some more," thought she,
Page 13 - ... Mrs. Parlin was almost afraid little Prudy might get hurt, for there were a great many loose boards and tools lying about, and the carpenters, who were at work on the house, had all gone away to see some soldiers. But at last she said they might go if Susy would be very careful of her little sister. play " catch," but Susy saw a great deal more sport in building block houses. " Now I know ever so much more than you do," said Susy. " I used to wash dishes and scour knives when I was four years...
Page 16 - m coming right down, 'cause I like cake and 'serves. I won't go up to heaven till bime-by ! " Then she walked along the beam, and turned about to come down the ladders. Mrs. Parlin held her breath, and shut her eyes. She dared not look up, for she knew that if Prudy should take one false step, she must fall and be dashed in pieces ! But Prudy was not wise enough to fear anything.

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