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The Land of Really True; Being the Everyday Life of Great-A, Little-A, and Bouncing B (Paperback) Loot Price: R134
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The Land of Really True; Being the Everyday Life of Great-A, Little-A, and Bouncing B (Paperback): Millicent Olmsted

The Land of Really True; Being the Everyday Life of Great-A, Little-A, and Bouncing B (Paperback)

Millicent Olmsted

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... sick. At dinner the triplets mentioned what they had done (they were above-board little scamps, nothing underhanded about them ) and a history of the whole day followed. Papa Brownlee declared it was certainly the worst case of Kobolds they had ever had in the house. But Mamma Brownlee sighed, and said: "It means three cases of mumps and ten days, more or less, of halfinvalid, grumpy children, a prospect that does not please me at all. And as for it's being Kobolds It's a plain case of crossness and contrariness. Every time you are cross and contrary, and things go wrong, don't go and blame it on poor, invisible, queer little people. It's just because you are impatient and irritable and all out of sorts. Every day like this brings its own reward of trouble, and some time you'll be sorry you didn't get over your crossness just when it began, and that you went to see Alphonse, who didn't need your visit, and, I daresay, wished you hadn't come. And you knew all the time you were in the wrong to go." The children felt real sorry that night, and talked it all out with Mamma Brownlee. The rest of the week passed so peacefully that they had quickly forgot their unpleasant day with the Kobolds. But the Kobolds themselves didn't forget; neither did Mamma Brownlee. Alphonse came back to school, his face its usual shape once more, but for some strange reason the triplets had little to say to him. They somehow felt as if he was to blame for the talking to that Mamma Brownlee had given them. Perfectly unreasonable you will say, but even bigger folk than they blame the person that gets them into trouble rather than their own offending selves. One morning, though, not long after the...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Millicent Olmsted
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-04722-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-04722-0
Barcode: 9781230047225

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