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Rollo's Experiments

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Author: Jacob Abbott
Published: 1839
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,693 / 90 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: QH
Series: Rollo
Downloads: 1,006
Added to site: 2008.04.05
mnybks.net#: 20492
Origin: gutenberg.org
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mined to do it. "Then," said he, "I shall never be out of money, and that will be excellent." His father told him that he must make a small cleft in the bark and wood, with a chisel and mallet, and then drive the cent in, edgewise, a little way.

So Rollo got his chisel and mallet, and inserted the cent according to his father's directions, and by that time there were a good many branches and twigs on the ground, which his father had taken off from the trees, and so he began to pick them up, and put them into his wheelbarrow.

They went on working together for some time, and talking while they worked. Rollo was continually asking his father questions, and his father sometimes answered them, and sometimes did not, but was silent and thoughtful, as if he was thinking of something else. But whether he got answers or not, Rollo went on talking.

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"Father," said Rollo, at length, after a short pause, during which he had been busily at work putting twigs into his wheelbarrow,

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