Excerpt: ...books for children. May I go with you? And would-would you mind if I got that doll?" XII CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Five minutes later Laine and Claudia were caught in the crowd of Christmas shoppers and valiantly made their way to a counter on which were objects gay and glittering. With a seriousness and persistency that was comic to the girl ...
Excerpt: ...books for children. May I go with you? And would-would you mind if I got that doll?" XII CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Five minutes later Laine and Claudia were caught in the crowd of Christmas shoppers and valiantly made their way to a counter on which were objects gay and glittering. With a seriousness and persistency that was comic to the girl watching him, Laine began with the blue scarf-pin and the bracelet, but not until he was giving an order did she touch him on the arm and draw him aside. "We can't get those, Mr. Laine, indeed we can't." She nodded in the direction of the counter. "There aren't but six dollars and sixteen cents of the pig money, and a dozen things to buy yet." "Oh, blow the pig money! She won't know the difference. That pin is only one dollar and ninety-eight cents and the bracelet two dollars and forty-eight cents. Nothing could be worse than that, could it?" "It could. Johnnie is a lazy good-for-nothing, and twenty-five cents is all his pin is to cost. It will be big and blue, but not a penny over twenty-five can be spent on it. I think we'd better get the doll and the silk stockings and the sled first. I've already bought a doll for Rosy, but it's in white, and we'll have to get the pink one." "And is the pig money going to do all that?" Laine's eyes were searching Claudia's. "It is." She laughed and turned away as if to see some one who was passing. "It doesn't matter whose pig." "Then I'll play the pig to-night! I've played it the wrong way often enough. Why can't we be sensible? I've got a spending jag on, and I've never been Christmas shopping before. Something is happening to my backbone, something that used to happen in the days when I hung up my stocking. Please be good and let me have a little Christmas!" Claudia's forehead wrinkled and for a moment she hesitated, then again her eyes sought his doubtfully. "I don't know whether I ought to. You are very kind, but-" "But nothing. I'm merely very selfish. Those things are...
Fair Condition. No Dust Jacket. Some wear to the boards; front hinge is broken; pages discolored; a few pencil marks; but a good reading copy otherwise. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 139667.
1 Copy Available; VG HB, 8vo; fading to spine, wear spine ends; green decorated cloth. Nice blindstamped cover with gilt lettering front; popular novelist at turn of century. previous owner signature. and label on front end page; 1st edition.
1 Copy Available; Near Fine HB in green decorated cloth with light wear to spine ends; 8vo; Nice blindstamped cover with gilt lettering front and spine; very clean copy. popular novelist at turn of century; 1st edition.
Good. K-M, reprint. HB, Grosset & Dunlap, NY, April, 1912, K-M, reprint, frontis, contents page, 182 pages with 2 ads in back. Light blue cloth on stamped boards is showing a splash and dribble to front with a crease in middle of front cover, bumped corners, sun darkened spine, head and foot of spine are worn, lightl soil, pg.22-23 and pg 54-55 have dark marks from a scalloped leather page marker, contents are lightly tanning, some cracks starting, but clean. Good.
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