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Little Sky-High

The Surprising Doings of Washee-Washee-Wang

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,522 / 57 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2006.01.29
mnybks.net#: 849
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of Sky-High is partly founded on a true incident of a young Chinese nobleman's education, and is written to illustrate the happy relations that might exist between the children of different countries, if each child treated all other good children like "wangs."

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wledge."

The kitchen-boy bowed himself out without turning his back towards any one, describing many glittering angles, and waving his fan. He looked like something vanishing, a bit of fireworks going out.

As he reached the stair, the little white cat sprang from Lucy's arms, and skipped swiftly after the curious inmate of the kitchen. The long, swinging braid was a temptation. The last glimpse Charles and Lucy had was of an embroidered sleeve as Sky-High reached backward and caught the kitten to his shoulder, and bound her fast with his queue.

Charlie clapped his hands. He thought there would be fun in the house. He knew he should like Sky-High. As they went up-stairs he said to Lucy, "The little Chinaman was a heathen, and father was a missionary."

Mr. Van Buren heard him, and called him back. "The little Chinaman was a new book," said he, "and your father was reading. See that you treat the boy well."


III.

LUCY'S CUP OF TEA.

Mr. Van Buren's home was on

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