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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field (Volume 8); The House an Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and His Wife Alice (Paperback) Loot Price: R331 Discovery Miles 3 310
The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field (Volume 8); The House an Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and...
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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field (Volume 8); The House an Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and His Wife Alice (Paperback)

Eugene Field

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Ill WE MAKE OUR BARGAIN KNOWN THE Schmittheimer place has occasioned Alice and me many heartburnings of envy the last three years. I recall that the first time we passed it Alice exclaimed: There, Reuben, is just the place for us I agreed entirely with this proposition. The house stood back a goodly distance from the street upon a prominence that gave it an extended survey of the landscape, and afforded an exceptionally noble opportunity for an unobstructed view of the heavens upon cloudless nights. Alice particularly admired the lawn, for already she pictured to herself the pleasing sight of little Josephine and little Erasmus at play in the cool grass under the umbrageous trees. And now, having yearned and pined for this particular abiding-place a many days, itwas really ours Alice told me about it ? how she had comprehended the bargain (for it was indeed a bargain ) ?as we proceeded together to inspect our new home. It seems that that very morning, worn out with waiting and inflamed by a determination to do Now or to perish in the attempt, Alice had sallied forth in quest of the precious game. She had gone directly to the owner, had subtly ingratiated herself in the confidence of Mrs. Schmittheimer, and, in less than fifteen minutes' time, had made terms with that amiable woman. And such terms My head fairly swims when I think of it. Mrs. Schmittheimer is a widow. Since her husband's demise two years ago come next September, she has lived in comparative solitude in the old home. She was not wholly alone, for with characteristic Teutonic thrift she had rented the lower part of the house to a small family, consisting of a mechanic, his wife, their baby, and a small dog. Mrs. Schmittheimer herself lived and moved and had her being in the second story, doing her ow...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Eugene Field
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-61870-0
Barcode: 9780217618700
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
LSN: 0-217-61870-7

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