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(without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... tering made it almost impossible to hear any thing else; "and
hear the birds singing their go-to-bed songs; and hark that is the
bell from the factory, calling the workmen and women, and children
all to their suppers, and telling them that their labor is done."
"See all the factory people," said the mother, "see them, Fanny,
through the trees running along by the little foot-path on the side
of the hill, so glad to go home." "That is Willy running up the
hill, mother; is it not? O let me get out again," said little
Fanny, as they began to descend. "We will take him in, if it is
he," said her father. In a minute they came up to him. "What is
your name, my little fellow?" said the gentleman. "Willy Roberts;
and are not you uncle Edward, and aunt Amy Selmar, and little
Fanny?" "Yes, we are;" and in another moment the child was in their
arms. "Go fast," said the boy; "father and mother don't know you
have come. I saw you on the top of the hill from the upper chamber
window, and thought I would come and see if it was you, and run and
tell them first. They are in the piazza on the other side of the
house, that looks out on the river." "Father mother here is my
little sister Fanny, and uncle, and aunt Selmar, and Robinette;"
screamed out Willy, as they stopped at the door; and in an instant
the friends were clasped in each other's arms. "Dear Amy " "Dear
Fanny " was all the two cousins could say for some time. At last
Fanny looked round for her little namesake. She was no where to be
seen; Willy had appropriated her to himself, and had gone to show
her the pigs, and the poultryyard, the old dog, and his new wagon
and hoe, the cow-yard and the garden. Little Fanny, to whom all
these were novelties, was in an ecstasy at every thing she saw.
Willy, who was so familiar ...
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|Country of origin:
Eliza Lee Cabot Follen
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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