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The Island House: A Tale for the Young Folks
The old carrier stopped his jolting cartan easy thing to do, for the wearied horse was glad of the chance of haltingand the passenger leisurely descended. With her descended also a bulging umbrella and numerous packages. But he did not answer. He was urging on his sleepy horse, and though it was an easy matter to stop that interesting quadruped, yet it was a very different thing to make him go on again. She was a tall, somewhat angular woman, with determination written on her face. In one hand she carried a number of parcels mysteriously tied together, and in the other hand her very bulgy umbrella, which she used as a walking stick, and staffed her way with it solemnly along the dim country road. It was a summer evening, and there had been a heavy storm during the day. "Dear! dear! how dirty it be, surely," she said, as she proceeded. "Bad enough to be dirty in winter, but in summer it's disgraceful! Ha! how sweet that woodbine do smell! Now, if I could get a piece for the children!" ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 26627
Author: Holmes, F. M. (Frederic Morell)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2008
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