Minnie's Pet Dog

Author: Madeline Leslie
Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,203 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 471
Added to site: 2008.09.15
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Genre: Young Readers
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Excerpt

ned on like hair. I'm sure aunt Mary never takes hers off."

Mr. Lee suddenly started up. "This is not doing my business," he exclaimed. "If I don't look out sharp, I shall miss an appointment. Run, Minnie, to the barn, and tell John to put the black mare into the buggy as quickly as possible."

Before he had put on his boots, she came back, out of breath, calling out,--

"John has harnessed, father; so you can go at once."

Soon after he had gone, Mrs. Lee went up stairs to make farther preparations for their journey. She had already directed Anne, a woman who had long been in the family, to put Minnie's dresses into a trunk. What was her surprise, when she entered the room, to see Tiney sitting on them, the trunk being left open!

Poor creature! He had taken this method to ascertain the moment of their leaving, probably that he might follow them, as he was sure they would not go without Minnie's clothes.

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