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The Railway Children

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Author: E. Nesbit
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,408 / 173 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 5,372 5278

ly a screw went mad,
And then the boiler burst!

With gloomy face he picked it up
And took it to his Mother,
Though even he could not suppose
That she could make another;

For those who perished on the line
He did not seem to care,
His engine being more to him
Than all the people there.

And now you see the reason why
Our Peter has been ill:
He soothes his soul with pigeon-pie
His gnawing grief to kill.

He wraps himself in blankets warm
And sleeps in bed till late,
Determined thus to overcome
His miserable fate.

And if his eyes are rather red,
His cold must just excuse it:
Offer him pie; you may be sure
He never will refuse it.

Father had been away in the country for three or four days. All Peter's hopes for the curing of his afflicted Engine were now fixed on his Father, for Father was most wonderfully clever with his fingers. He could mend all sorts of things. He had often acted as veterinary surgeon to the wooden rocking-horse; once he had saved its life when all huma

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

A charming children's story - innocent and optimistic. a quick read that will brighten your day.



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