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1879 Excerpt: ...has tumbled over the bounds' stone, and cut his
breeches, and broken his shin, and stung himself all over with
nettles; and we want you to help us persuade uncle to have a Gang
Monday." Carrie stopped her work, and turned round a face as fresh
and bright as her own roses. "With all my heart, Peter," she began;
but then her face fell and she shook her little gauntleted fist at
her two brothers. "You wretched boys what have you been doing with
Vic? setting her after rabbits again, I do believe." The small
terrier, her special delight, sidled round toward her young
mistress, with tail drooping, casting appealing looks at her, and
reproachful ones at the boys, as much as to say, ' you know now it
was all your fault." "Well, Carrie, you see she would come. We did
n't know she was following till we were close to the copse, and
then we found a rabbit quite by chance; and you know, Carrie,
nobody can stop her when once she sees a rabbit," Plump put in.
"Now, it really is too bad of you," she said, bending down and
putting back the draggled masses of long hair which hung over Vic's
eyes. "It took me two days to get her tidy again after your last
hunt, and that only a week ago. It's too bad. You have ruined her
so that I can't take her a walk in the village for fear of her
running off into the coverts; and the keepers will shoot her or
trap her. Ah, you naughty Vic you 're nearly as bad as the boys.
You '11 be found smothered, I know, in a burrow, or the old Fox
will catch you and eat you." Carrie was really annoyed, but sisters
are the most forgiving and long-suffering of our race, and so the
boys soon made their peace with her, and got a tub of hot water,
and helped to wash die dirt out of Vic's eyes, an...
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