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The Young Visiters

or, Mr. Salteena's Plan

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Author: Daisy Ashford
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,917 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,176
Added to site: 2007.05.12 16908

Written when the author was just nine years old. Preface by J.M. Barrie.

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ill look very silly said Mr Salteena with a dry laugh.

Well so will you said Ethel in a snappy tone and she ran out of the room with a very superier run throwing out her legs behind and her arms swinging in rithum.

[Pg 28] Well said the owner of the house she has a most idiotick run.

Presently Ethel came back in her best hat and a lovly velvit coat of royal blue. Do I look nice in my get up she asked.

Mr Salteena survayed her. You look rarther rash my dear your colors dont quite match your face but never mind I am just going up to say goodbye to Rosalind the housemaid.

Well dont be long said Ethel. Mr S. skipped upstairs to Rosalinds room. Goodbye Rosalind he said I shall be back soon and I hope I shall enjoy myself.

I make no doubt of that sir said Rosalind with a blush as Mr Salteena silently put 2/6 on the dirty toilet cover.

Take care of your bronkitis said Mr S. rarther bashfully and he hastilly left the room waving his hand carelessly to the housemaid.

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****

THE English Literature classic by a nine-year-old author[ess].

Stands with such others as Diary of a Nobody.


This is such a life saver. I need this for speech class.



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