This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...in your chest, or do something bad to excite you! There 's going to be company today, and we 've all got to be jolly, so cheer up!" ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...in your chest, or do something bad to excite you! There 's going to be company today, and we 've all got to be jolly, so cheer up!" Cousin Mary Singleton happened to be staying with us then, and, by way of a mild festivity, mother gave a little dinner for her. Toward its close, unfortunately for Fred, the conversation chanced to turn upon the old Cincinnati Society, and Cousin Mary having never seen the order, father went to get it for her. He returned without it, however, smiling at his own invariable inability to find things, and promising that mother should show it to her by and by. The conversation changed to something else, and we thought no more of it till the guests were gone, when we children were called into mother's room. Father sat there looking very grave. "Children," he said, " the badge of the Cincinnati Society is gone; at least, your mother and I have made a thorough search for it, and cannot find it. Have any of you seen it, or taken it? Do you know anything about it?" " I guess papa means that pretty chicken Fred showed us," said Georgie. " Yes," said Fred, " that's it. I had the badge out, last vacation, father, a year ago; I was telling the girls and George about the society." " But you only had it out a few minutes, Fred," said I, " and you put it right back again." " I know it," he answered, blushing, --" that is, I meant to; but I 'm not sure I did." " What then? " asked father. " I had it in the dining-room, --Sank was there, --I remember holding it up for him to see; then I heard the carriage stop, and I laid it down on the table under the glass. I meant to run and just see if it was really you who were coming, and then to hurry back and put it away; but I 'm afraid," he stammered, " I do believe--I 've never thought of it...Read Less
Poor. Decorative grey cloth with black lettering and decoration on cover, gilt lettering on spine; gilt top edges of pages. 147 pages, frontispiece, other illustrations. Rubbing, loss of cloth, at top and bottom of spine cover; hinges cracked, first few sheets pulled loose; spine cracked, shakey; a few pages with marginal lines; ink owner's name on ffep and rfep.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
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