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The Curlytops and Their Pets

or Uncle Toby's Strange Collection

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Author: Howard R. Garis (Victor Appleton)
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,388 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Curlytops
Downloads: 939
Added to site: 2007.04.13
mnybks.net#: 16550
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers

An old uncle leaves the Curlytops to care for his collection of pets.

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his, but he could not. He had stepped into the box, shoved it out from shore with a pole as he had seen Janet poling her tiny ship along, and then the current of the stream had carried poor Trouble away. He was floating down the brook, which was quite deep in some places.

"Oh, Trouble! Trouble! What shall I do?" cried his mother.

"I'll run up to the house and get the rake, and we can hook it on the edge of his box and pull him out!" shouted Janet.

"I'll get him myself!" called Ted, and, not thinking that he had on his shoes and stockings, into the water he dashed, following after the floating box in which Trouble was riding. As for the little fellow himself, he had been overjoyed, at first, when he found that he was afloat. But as the water came leaking through the cracks in the box Trouble became frightened.

"Oh, Momsie! Come an' det me! Come an' det me!" he wailed.

"Mother's coming!" called Mrs. Martin, as she caught up a long stick and, running along the edge of the brook

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