"Joyce," said Jack Ware, stopping beside his sister's seat in the long, Western-bound train, "I wish you'd go back into the observation-car, and make Mary stop talking. She's telling all she knows to a couple of strangers." "Why don't you do it?" asked Joyce, looking up from her magazine with a teasing smile. "That dignified scowl of yours ought ...Read More"Joyce," said Jack Ware, stopping beside his sister's seat in the long, Western-bound train, "I wish you'd go back into the observation-car, and make Mary stop talking. She's telling all she knows to a couple of strangers." "Why don't you do it?" asked Joyce, looking up from her magazine with a teasing smile. "That dignified scowl of yours ought to frighten anything into silence." "I did try it," confessed Jack. "I frowned and shook my head at her as I passed, but all the good it did was to start her to talking about me. 'That's my brother Jack, ' I heard her say, and her voice went through the car like a fine-pointed needle. 'Isn't he big for fourteen? He's been wearing long trousers for nearly a year.' They both turned to look at me, and everybody smiled, and I was so embarrassed that I fell all over myself getting out of sight. And it was a girl she said it to," he continued, wrathfully. "A real pretty girl, about my age. The fellow with her is her brother, I reckon. They look enough alike. He's a cadet from some military school. You can tell by his uniform. They laugh at everything that Mary says, and that makes her go on all the worse. So if you don't want them to know all our family history, past, present, and to come, you'd better go back and shut up that chatterbox. You know what Mary's like when she gets started."Read Less
Hardback w/o dust jacket, beige pictorial cover, covers show some light soiling, foxing & brown tape on front endpaper, 8 b&w plates, pages browning, text is clean & unmarked, 313 pages plus ads, overall good condition.
Very Good / No jacket. 1920 The Page Company. Twenty-first impression, copyright 1904. NOT ex-library. The Little Colonel Series. Hardcover has beige cloth-covered boards with red spine and cover lettering. Spine has red and green illustration. Front cover has red, green, black and brown illustration of a woman sitting on a horse. Tissued frontispiece. Black and white plates. Very light binding crack near center. Hinges NOT cracked. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Covers have light surface and edge wear. Bookplate with name in ink on front free endpaper. Small book shop sticker on rear endpaper. Pages lightly and uniformly tanned but still supple. Pages clean and unmarked. 313 pages. Illustrated by Etheldred B. Barry. No dust jacket. Carefully packed, shipped in a box.
Good + No DJ. Tenth Impression. Barry, Etheldred B. 12mo = 7-9" 313pp. Color illustrated tan cloth over hard covers. Spine and corners worn. Binding a little loose, Illus between page 128 is completely loose. Includes several b&w illustrated plates. Several pages of advertisements. 10th impression.
Good. No Jacket. Good Hardcover with No DJ. Moderate soiling and shelfwear to covers. Textblock soiled. Tearing on spine end. Yellowing and mild soiling on inside covers and endpapers. Some pages have a bent corner. Some pages have light soiling. Pages yellowing, but tight in binding. Pictures available upon request. A locally owned, independent book shop since 1984.
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