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Dotty Dimple Out West

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Author: Sophie May (Rebecca Sophie Clarke)
Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,016 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 395
Added to site: 2005.07.30 11150
Genre: Young Readers

u wouldn't know it by the looks of it. Wherever I've been, the land seems flat, except the hills, and so does the water, all but the waves."

As the captain's son said this, he looked pityingly at his little companion, wondering how she happened to be so silly as to suppose a ship ever went "tip-side up." But he was mistaken if he considered Dotty a simpleton. The child had never gone to school. Her parents believed there would be time enough yet for her to learn a great many things; and her ignorance had never distressed them half so much as her faults of temper.

"Did you ever go as far as Boston before?" pursued Adolphus, rather grandly, in his turn.

"No, I never," replied Dotty, meekly; "but Prudy has."

"So I presume you haven't been in Spain? It was there I bought my beautiful rabbit. Were you ever in the Straits of Malacca?" continued he, roguishly.

"No--o. I didn't know I was."

"Indeed? Nor in the Bay of Palermo? The Italians call it the Golden Shell."

"I don't _s'pose_ I ever," repl



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