Caleb in Town: A Story for Children

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Crocker & Brewster, 1839 - Auctions - 180 pages
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Page 131 - she is going i to have the locomotive behind the cars, and it ought to be before them." " O, it's no matter," replied his mother ; " let Mary amuse herself in her own way." "Why, yes, mother, it is very important; for the cars will run off of the track if the locomotive is behind.
Page 136 - She tried to walk very softly, but her feet were very hard ; and they went knock, knock, knock, along the floor. She was frightened to hear what a noise she made. She could always walk softly on the ground, and she wondered what made hei feet make such a noise now upon the floor.
Page 133 - I advise you not to have such a spirit as that, but try to do some good to Mary, even if it makes you some trouble, instead of troubling her to make enjoyment for yourself.
Page 132 - ... younger ones ; but I think that if you look at it candidly, you will see that you were pursuing your own amusement, not hers." Caleb did not answer ; but he felt conscious that his mother was right.
Page 137 - Why, she was up in the chamber," said Caleb, " sweeping the floor. .She heard a very heavy tread down in the kitchen, and came running down to see what it could be. When she opened the kitchen door, there...
Page 136 - I'm sure I don't want a fire.' " Then she looked around the room to see if there was any thing there that she did want. There was a sink in one corner. In the sink there was a pail. " ' Ah,' thought Madam White-horn,
Page 134 - Caleb was anxious to make some amends to Mary for the injustice that he had done to her, and so he said, " Well, Mary, and now what should you like to have me do for you ? " " Why, I should like to have you tell me a story,
Page 2 - BREWSTER, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts. STEREOTYPED AT THE BOSTON TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY. PREFATORY NOTICE. THE object of this little work, and of others of its family, which may perhaps follow, is, like that of the " Rollo Books," to furnish useful and instructive reading to young children.
Page 132 - I only went to help her." " O, no, Caleb," said his mother. " Why, yes, mother, I did, certainly," said Caleb, with a positive air and manner ;
Page 130 - It consisted of a long row of little structures, with a large one at the head for a locomotive. After she had them all arranged, she jingled a little bell which her mother had lent her for this purpose, and began to say, " Choo-choo-choo-choo," in imitation of the sound made by the locomotive when the train of cars starts off from the station. This was what she and Caleb called

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