The Florence Stories

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Sheldon, 1867
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Page 33 - ... At last, the blacksmith saw him coming. Then he took out the piece of iron, which was now pretty hot, but not red hot, and laid it on the bench near the vice. Jekyl came in, and began to look around as usual. At last he came to the bench and saw the curious looking piece of iron. ' Ah !' says he, ' what is this ?' and he took hold of it and lifted it up. But he let it drop quicker than he took it up I can tell you, and went capering about the room, blowing on his fingers and crying out Oo-oo-oo.
Page 32 - ... into the vice, and go to filing it. 3. This was doing mischief, for it often spoils a file to have a boy use it, who does not know how to use it properly. The blacksmith, at last, determined to teach this boy a good lesson. 4. So he picked out a curiously shaped piece of old iron, which lay in one corner of his shop, and put it into the edge of his fire among the hot ashes. Then he went on with his work, keeping an eye on the road to see when Jack was coming. 5. Pretty soon the blacksmith saw...
Page 32 - Jekyl was coming hornę from school. " At last, the blacksmith saw him coming. Then he took out the piece of iron, which was now pretty hot, but not red hot, and laid it on the bench near the vice. Jekyl came in, and began to look around as usual. At last he came to the bench and saw the curious looking piece of iron. ' Ah !' says he, ' what is this ?' and he took hold of it and lifted it up. But he let it drop quicker than he took it up I can tell you, and went capering...
Page 42 - He marked a single pace, which was the distance from the toe of one foot to the toe of the other...
Page 33 - that iron' is hot, and it has blistered all my fingers. Oo-oo, oh dear me ! Oo-oo !' ' Hot, was it ?' says the blacksmith. ' That 's strange. I should not have thought it would have got hot enough to blister your fingers, just lying there in the sun.

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