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Jessie Carlton

The Story of a Girl who Fought with Little Impulse, the Wizard, and Conquered Him

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Author: Daniel Wise
Published: 1861
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,176 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 327
Added to site: 2008.10.22 22443
Genre: Young Readers

n the settee, which stood there, and made the air ring again with her joyous song. After a few minutes, she sprang from her seat and seizing old Rover by the head, began to tell him that her cousins were coming, and, therefore, he must be the very best behaved dog in the world.[A] Then seating herself lightly on old Rover's back, she patted his neck, and said--

"Noble old Rover, won't you give your mistress a ride?"

Rover was a grand old dog, large and strong enough to carry a much heavier miss than Jessie. He was good-natured too. Still he had no notion of being used for a pony. So, after standing quite still for a moment or two, he suddenly started and sent Jessie sprawling on the piazza, while he trotted down the steps and made a bed for himself in the greensward, on the lawn, as quietly as if nothing had happened. A knowing old dog was Rover.

Jessie picked herself up and began singing again. Scarcely had she trilled out two lines before she saw Guy coming towards the house. With the l



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