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The Big Nightcap Letters

Being the Fifth Book of the Series

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Author: Aunt Fanny (Fanny Barrow)
Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,125 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 673
Added to site: 2009.08.27
mnybks.net#: 25113
Origin: gutenberg.org
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he "brightest and loveliest and best thing on earth," for they hoped they should have done just as the dear Carl did.


THE SECOND LETTER.

HEEDLESS HARRY.

For Harry.

DEAR HARRY:--I have happened upon an odd story of a heedless namesake of yours, and as you are a dear head-over-heels little fellow, I think you will be both amused and instructed by reading it; or at any rate, you will resolve never to cut any thing like the very extraordinary capers the other Harry did, either in the vegetable or travelling line. Once, when you were a very little fellow and were visiting at a cousin's house in the country, you busied yourself all one morning, pulling up radishes, eating the roots, and then setting the tops back in the earth, and when the gardener came to gather some for tea, he found them all wilted and flat to the ground. Do you remember how you had to run for it, when he caught sight of you laughing at him? and how his having the rheumatism in his knee, so that he could

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