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Last Words

A Final Collection of Stories

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,354 / 187 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 547
Added to site: 2008.06.07 21150

Mary's Meadow -- Letters From A Little Garden -- Snap-Dragons -- Dandelion Clocks -- The Blind Man And The Talking Dog -- So-So -- The Trinity Flower -- The Kyrkegrim Turned Preacher -- Ladders To Heaven -- Sunflowers And A Rushlight -- Tiny's Tricks And Toby's Tricks -- The Owl In The Ivy Bush

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urst into the front hall with it hanging in two pieces by the armholes, his eyes shut, and a good grab of James's rouge powder smudged on his nose, yelling and playing the tom-tom on what is left of Arthur's drum.

Father was very angry indeed, and Chris was sent to bed, and not allowed to go down to dessert; and Lady Catherine was dining at our house, so he missed her.

Next time she called, and saw Chris, she asked him why he had not been at dessert that night. Mother looked at Chris, and said "Why was it Chris? Tell Aunt Catherine." Mother thought he would say "Because I tore my pinafore, and made a noise in the front hall." But he smiled, the grave way Chris does, and said, "Because Father came home cross." And Lady Catherine was pleased, but Mother was vexed.

I am quite sure Chris meant no harm, but he does say very funny things. Perhaps it is because his head is rather large for his body, with some water having got into his brain when he was very little, so that we have to take great



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