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Timothy's Quest

A Story for Anybody, Young or Old, Who Cares to Read It

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,774 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 450
Added to site: 2006.06.08 13859

hought darted into Timothy's mind, it began to shape itself in definite action.

Gabrielle, or Lady Gay, as Flossy called her, in honor of her favorite stage heroine, had been tumbled into her crib half dressed the night before. The only vehicle kept for her use in the family stables was a clothes-basket, mounted on four wooden wheels and cushioned with a dingy shawl. A yard of clothes-line was tied on to one end, and in this humble conveyance the Princess would have to be transported from the Ogre's castle; for she was scarcely old enough to accompany the Prince on foot, even if he had dared to risk detection by waking her: so the clothes-basket must be her chariot, and Timothy her charioteer, as on many a less fateful expedition.

After he had changed his ragged night-gown for a shabby suit of clothes, he took Gay's one clean apron out of a rickety bureau drawer ("for I can never find a mother for her if she's too dirty," he thought), her Sunday hat from the same receptacle, and last of all a co

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Leah A. Zeldes

Ten-year-old Timothy smuggles baby Gay into the country, determined to find her an adoptive mother. Arriving in a tiny hamlet, the two orphans, and Rags the dog, wreak havoc in the inhabitants' settled lives. Heartwarming and sweet, with just enough zest to keep it from being cloying.



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