The Terrible Twins

Author: Edgar Jepson
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,667 / 185 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 609
Added to site: 2006.08.15
mnybks.net#: 14601
Origin: gutenberg.org
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The elaborate naughtiness of a pair of aristocratic English twins. The studied pranks become wearisome in large doses, but there are some really funny episodes.

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t to show him what we can do, if we give our minds to it," said the Terror in a somewhat sinister tone.

Erebus gazed at him, taking in his meaning. Then a dazzling smile illumined her charming face; and she cried: "Oh, yes! Let's give him socks! Let's begin at once!"

"Yes: I'll help! I'm a trusty ally!" cried Wiggins; and he spurned the earth joyfully at the thought.

They were silent a while, their faces grave and intent, cudgeling their brains for some signal exploit with which to open hostilities.

Presently Wiggins said: "You might make him an apple-pie bed. They're very annoying when you're sleepy."

He spoke with an air of experience.

"What's an apple-pie bed?" said Erebus scornfully.

Wiggins hung his head, abashed.

"It's a beginning, anyhow," said the Terror in an approving tone; and he added with the air of a philosopher: "Little things, and big things, they all count."

"I was trying to think how to break his leg; but I can't," said Erebus bi

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