Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5

Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore, Etc.

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Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,801 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,718
Added to site: 2007.08.05
mnybks.net#: 17831
Origin: gutenberg.org
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, listened to Rafe as his sweet voice melodiously told the story of his hapless love, and smiled on pretty Josephine, who was a regular bluebird without the scream.

"Ain't this fun?" whispered Jimmy's next neighbor, taking advantage of a general burst of laughter, as the inimitable little bumboat woman advertised her wares with captivating drollery.

"Right down jolly!" answered Jimmy, feeling that a series of somersaults across the stage would be an immense relief to the pent-up emotions of his boyish soul. For under all the natural excitement of the hour deep down lay the sweet certainty that he was earning health for Kitty, and it made his heart sing for joy more blithely than any jovial chorus to which he lent his happy voice.

But his bliss was not complete till the stately Sir Joseph, K. C. B., had come aboard, followed by "his sisters and his cousins and his aunts;" for among that flock of devoted relatives in white muslin and gay ribbons was Will. Standing in the front row, her brig

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