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The Admiral's Caravan

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,847 / 72 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 4,490
Added to site: 2008.01.22 19805
Genres: Humor, Young Readers

A little girl encounters wooden figures who only come alive on Christmas Eve.

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the rain, ran down the street a little way so as to keep the Admiral in sight. "It's precisely like a doll going traveling all by itself," she exclaimed as she ran along. "How he rattles! I suppose that's his little cracked legs--and goodness gracious, how he smokes!" she added, for by this time the Admiral had fired up, so to speak, as if he were bound on a long journey, and was blowing out such clouds of smoke that he presently quite shut himself out from view. The smoke smelt somewhat like burnt feathers, which, of course, was not very agreeable, but the worst of it was that when Dorothy turned to run home again she discovered that she couldn't see her way back to the porch, and she was feeling about for it with her hands stretched out, when the smoke suddenly cleared away and she found that the inn, and Mr. Pendle's shop, and Mrs. Peevy's cottage had all disappeared like a street in a pantomime, and that she was standing quite alone before a strange little stone house.



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