Excerpt: ...are closing; mamma must see her babies to bed." "I wonder where my pussy is?" Grace was saying, from the library door. "I thought she'd be lying on the rug before the fire here, like she was the other night; but she isn't." "Oh, and my Polly!" cried Lulu. "Is she in there?" "I will carry Elsie to the nursery, my love," said the captain ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...are closing; mamma must see her babies to bed." "I wonder where my pussy is?" Grace was saying, from the library door. "I thought she'd be lying on the rug before the fire here, like she was the other night; but she isn't." "Oh, and my Polly!" cried Lulu. "Is she in there?" "I will carry Elsie to the nursery, my love," said the captain. "Lulu and Gracie, you may perhaps find your pets in your own little sitting room." "Oh yes!" they cried in chorus, and started up the stairs after their father and Violet. Outside the night was cold, but within the house the atmosphere was that of summer; doors stood open, and in the halls, and the rooms used by the family, lights were burning; also the air was sweet and fragrant with a faint odor of roses, heliotrope and mignonette, coming from the conservatory and from vases of cut flowers placed here and there; all the result of Capt. Raymond's kind forethought for the comfort and pleasure of wife and children, and the careful carrying out of his orders by the faithful housekeeper Christine. No wonder home looked so attractive to its returning occupants, even coming from a former one quite as beautiful and luxurious. "Oh how sweet it does look here!" exclaimed both the little girls as they entered their little sitting-room. "Oh! and there is my pussy lying on the rug all curled up like a soft round ball!" added Grace. "You are having a nice nap, pretty kitty, and I don't mean to wake you, but I must pet you just a little bit," dropping down beside her, and gently stroking the soft fur. "And there's my Polly in her cage and fast asleep too, I do believe," said Lulu, "I want ever so much to hear her talk, but I'll be as good to her as you are to your pet, Gracie; I won't wake her. "Now we must take off our things, Gracie, for you know papa always says we mustn't keep them on in the house, and that we must put them away in their places." "Yes; but I'm so tired! Papa would let me wait a minute." "Of course, you poor...Read Less
This was a wonderful Elsie book with many thrills in it.
Again, like the last few books, the story centers on Lulu Raymond---Elsie's granddaughter.
The holidays have arrived and all of the family has grouped together at Grandma Elsie's house for the fun. There's snowball fights, sleigh rides, charades, stories, and other amusement provided by ventriloquist, Cousin Ronald. There's even quite a bit of suspense!
The book closes after some of the most dramatic events draw to an end. But I'm left longing to continue into the next book.
I enjoyed each and every chapter, as something new is always happening.
This is one of my favorites!
Jan 29, 2009
I ordered this book for my granddaughters. They love reading about Elise. Great book and great service in purchasing it.
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