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The Children on the Top Floor

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Author: Nina Rhoades
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,260 / 130 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 685
Added to site: 2010.05.08 27650
Genre: Young Readers

The children here renew their acquaintance with Winifred Hamilton, the little heroines of Miss Rhoades's last year's book, who is now living on the second floor of an apartment house. Two new young friends, who live on the top floor of the same house, are introduced. The story is intended for children of ten and fourteen

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't I go there some time?" he asked eagerly; "is it too far for any one to carry me?"

Betty shook her head sadly.

"I'm afraid it's too far for that," she admitted, "but if we only had a carriage you could go. The janitor would carry you downstairs, I know, and it wouldn't be a long drive. I don't believe it would hurt your back one bit. I'll tell you what, Jack. Day after to-morrow will be your birthday; let's ask mother to hire a carriage, and take us both."

Betty's eyes were sparkling with the sudden inspiration, but now it was Jack's turn to shake his head and look dubious.

"I'm afraid it would cost too much," he said mournfully; "I should love it, but I'm really afraid it would."

"I don't believe it would be so very expensive," said hopeful Betty. "There's a livery stable right across the street, and I'll go over this afternoon and find out how much it costs. I've got a dollar and five cents in my bank; I counted it last night, and mother says it's all mine, to do just wh



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