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The Land of Lost Toys

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,140 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 808
Added to site: 2010.10.24
mnybks.net#: 29355
Genre: Young Readers
Excerpt

set me thinking as I walked along.

"What an untold number of pretty and ingenious things one does (not wear out in honorable wear and tear, but) utterly lose, and wilfully destroy, in one's young days--things that would have given pleasure to so many more young eyes, if they had been kept a little longer--things that one would so value in later years, if some of them had survived the dissipating and destructive days of Nurserydom. I recalled a young lady I knew, whose room was adorned with knick-knacks of a kind I had often envied. They were not plaster figures, old china, wax-work flowers under glass, or ordinary ornaments of any kind. They were her old toys. Perhaps she had not had many of them, and had been the more careful of those she had. She had certainly been very fond of them, and had kept more of them than any one I ever knew. A faded doll slept in its cradle at the foot of her bed. A wooden elephant stood on the dressing-table, and a poodle that had lost his bark put out a red-flannel tongue

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2010.10.25
Mr. Ou Sarit
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This book is very attractive, just through its title. I love this book.


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