The Florence Stories

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Sheldon & Company, 1862 - Children's stories, American - 241 pages

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Page 32 - ... filing it. This was doing mischief, for it often spoils a file to have any body attempt to file with it who does not know how to handle it properly. " So the blacksmith determined to teach the boy a good lesson. " He looked out a curious shaped piece of iron, from a heap of old iron which lay in a 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 through the open window, to see when Jekyl was coming home from...
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 33 - ... bellows, to heat a piece of iron that he was going to hammer, asked Jekyl what was the matter. ' Why,' says he, ' 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.
Page 238 - Your project it seems to me would require a great deal of study and a great deal of time.
Page vi - Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by SHELDON & COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

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