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One Year Abroad

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,825 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 600
Added to site: 2011.10.10 30869
Genres: Travel, History

A colorful depiction of parts of Germany and The Alps. From the author of

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em> first "sight" was twenty little German children dancing?

Can I ever forget those delicious shy looks at the queer stranger who has suddenly loomed up in the midst of their festivities? And the carefully prepared speech of the small daughter of the house who with blushes and falterings, much laughter, many promptings, and several false starts, finally chirps like a bird, trying to speak English, "I am va-ry happy to zee you," and for the feat receives the felicitations of her friends, and retires in triumph to her bonbons.

Sweetest of all was the gracious yet timid way in which each child, in making her early adieus, gave her hand to the stranger also, as an imperative courtesy.

Each little maid draws up her dainty dancing-boots heel to heel, extends for an instant her small gloved hand, speaks no word except with the shy sweet eyes, gravely inclines her head, and is gone, giving place to the next, who goes through the same solemn form.

Dear little children at home, you are as d



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