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The City Curious

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,510 / 88 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 500
Added to site: 2010.05.18
mnybks.net#: 27782
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
Excerpt

and, a land of which one hardly ever even hears--a land which was even odder than these two odd little people.

In this land both men and beasts lived upon nothing but sweetmeats and pastry.

In this land the sun shone longer than it does with us, because it often stopped for a while to rest during the course of the day.

In this land all the birds wore hats and spurs.

In this land an orchestra of swallows played always at noonday.

In this land earthworms wore spectacles on their noses and swords at their sides.

In this land such things as bricks, iron, wood, stone, and steel were unknown.

In this land, after one had finished dinner, one ate the plates and dishes, for they were made of sugar.

In this land nearly every inhabitant was made of slices of cake, held together with pudding, sweetmeats, nougat, and chocolate.

In a word, there were to be found in this curious country a great many things that were strange and wonderful and good to eat.

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