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Miss Elliot's Girls

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,100 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 328
Added to site: 2005.03.06
mnybks.net#: 9937
Origin: gutenberg.org
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to a comical expression of sympathy, and say in pitying tones: 'There! there! poo-ittle Dinah! I know all about it. How oo must huffer' (suffer). The dear little fellow had burned his finger not long before and remembered the smart.

"I am sorry to say that the invalid received his expressions of sympathy in a very ungracious manner, spitting at him notwithstanding her sore tongue, and showing her claws in a threatening way if he tried to touch her. As fond as I was of Dinah, I was soon obliged to admit that she had an unamiable disposition."

"Why, Miss Ruth, how funny!" said Ann Eliza Jones. "I didn't know there was any difference in cats' dispositions."

"Indeed there is," Miss Ruth answered: "quite as much as in the dispositions of children, as any one will tell you who has raised a family of kittens. Well, Dinah made a quick recovery, and when her new coat was grown it was blacker and more silky than the old one. She was a handsome cat, not large, but beautifully formed, with a bright, intelligent

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.12.20
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

Invalid Ruth Elliot entertains her nieces and their friends with a series of tales about cats and butterflies, sweetening nature lessons and quilting sessions with a dose of storytelling. Kids may like it but there's little of interest to adults.


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