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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII CRESCENT MOON BEACH IT was drawing near the middle of August. And now with each sunrise, the fun at the Little House seemed to double itself. qI never saw such a place as this, q Rosie wailed once. qThere aren't hours enough to do all the things you want to do every day; and not days enough to do all you want to do every week.q There was some justice in Rosie's complaint. The day's program of swimming, tennis, croquet, bicycling, reading and games had been broken into by the coming of the berry season. Blueberries and blackberries were thick in the vicinity and the children enjoyed enormously eating the fruit they had gathered. Floribel taught the little girls how to make blueberry cake and blackberry grunt and on their teacher's day out, the Little House was sure to have one of these delicacies for luncheon and another for dinner. The Big Six tried to do everything of course; and as Laura complained, they succeeded in doing everything badly and no one thing very well. One day Maida appeared at the table with a radiant look of one who has spawned an idea. qGranny, q she said, qwe haven't had a picnic on the beach yet Every summer we go to the beach once at least. Can't we go this week on Floribel's day out? We girls will cook the luncheon and pack it all up nicely.q qBut the beach is pretty far away, q Mrs. Dore said warily. qHow far is it? Could you walk to it?q qIt's between four and five miles, q Maida answered hazily. qYou see the little children could go in the motor and the rest of us-- the Big Six--could go on our bicycles.q qBut I don't think, q Mrs. Dore said, qthat I'd like you children to go so far away without a grown person with you.q qYes, of course, q Maida said, qyou and Granny come too.q qBut with Zeke and...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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: .
|Title||:||Maida's Little House|
|Author||:||Inez Haynes Gillmore|
|Publisher||:||Theclassics.Us - 2013-09|