Christmas Blossoms

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 60 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SECOND DAY OF THE NEW HONEY-MOON. OR, A VISIT FROM MISS WILSON. You remember the story about Mr. and Mrs. Thompson at the very beginning of this little book; do you not? You remember how frightened the lady was, when she thought she had been caught mending clothes within visiting hours; and surely you cannot have forgotten the sly note of invitation to Uncle i Thomas and Miss Wilson, that the little bird in the air read in the library while Mr. Thompson was writing it. Well; as I told you before, the servant-girl had given warning; and, in the morning, sure enough, she went away, leaving Mrs. T. without any help at all in the house, except the cook and the coachman; and he could be of no use to her. Was not she in terrible trouble? Now, you must know that Mr. Thompson did actually send that mischievous note; and I will tell you why he did so. He knew that Emily's mother was very much afraid of Miss Wilson, because she was so fashionable and so learned; and he knew they would never come to be sociable and friendly with each other by merely meeting in company. But he was resolved that the ice should be completely broken between them, because Miss W. was really a very sensible, kind-hearted woman; one of those that deserve to be happy and rich, because they do so much good in the world. Then he knew that she was as good a story-teller as Cousin Peter, and that she was very fond of children, as really good people always are. He knew also that her stories were always worth hearing, and he wanted Emily to profit by them, at the same time that she could improve her manners by copying after so graceful a model. Having finished her afternoon nap and given a few general directions to the cook, on the second day of the new honey-moon, Mrs. T. brought her work fro...

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