Oscar

The Boy Who Had His Own Way

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Author: Walter Aimwell (William Simonds)
Published: 1861
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,595 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 518
Added to site: 2006.04.12
mnybks.net#: 13205
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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ecimens of Clinton's work--Going home.

CHAPTER XVIII.

THE LETTER.

A forgotten duty called to mind--Letter writing--A mysterious allusion--The private room--No backing out--Making a beginning--Getting stuck--Idling away time--Prying into letters--A commotion among the swallows--Teaching the young ones how to fly--A good lesson lost--Mary and her book--Her talk about the pictures--A pretty picture--A wasted hour--Making another attempt--His success--Effects of being in earnest--A copy of Oscar's letter--Emily's inquisitiveness--A rebuke--The message she wanted to send--The meadow lot--Mulching for trees--Going to the old wood lot--Cutting birch twigs-Forgetting to be lazy--The load--A ride to the Cross-Roads--Mailing the letter--Paying the postage in advance.

CHAPTER XIX.

THE RECALL.

Hankerings after a gun--A plan--Jim Oakley's gun--A dis

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