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Captain Sylvia (Paperback) Loot Price: R340
Discovery Miles 3 400
Captain Sylvia (Paperback): Marion Ames Taggart

Captain Sylvia (Paperback)

Marion Ames Taggart

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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: CHAPTER V "the Ex-house" Sylvia came running downstairs, leaning her weight over the handrail of the banisters. Thus she got much of the pleasure of sliding down the rail, without the impropriety of doing so, which would have been likely to outrage Cassandra Billings if done by "such a great girl as Miss Sylvia." Cassandra met Sylvia as she descended. "What are you goin' to do this morning, Miss Sylvia?" she asked in a tone that implied that, whatever it was, it would better not be done. "Tramp," Sylvia briefly replied. "Why?" "I wish I could get you to let me show you something about housework," said Cassandra mournfully. "You don't know about it any more'n your dog does. I tremble to think what'd become of you if you was left to yourself to get a meal, or clear it away. And I'll tell you the truth, Miss Sylvia; there's danger you may have to do it. Susie isn't half fit to be on " 'Never have I heard of a house being here! We've got to investigate it. . . . It's a little house, so it won't take long.' " her feet this mornin', and I'll be surprised if the other half isn't taken away from her by night; she's sick. And I'll have to go to my sister-in-law, if she's any worse, as it's likely she will be. So by mornin' there's a good chance of your bein' alone in this house to do for your father and yourself the best you can. I've asked around, and there isn't one person to get to come in for a day, not now. It's dreadful to think you've been allowed to grow up ignorant of womanly duties, but, though I've done my best, I can't seem to catch you to put sense into your head. You slip right through my fingers. Why can't you let me show you how to do something this mornin'?" Sylvia sat down on the lower stair to give up her whole mind to wheedling. "I feel ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Marion Ames Taggart
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 124
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-31278-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-31278-0
Barcode: 9780217312783

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