St. Nicholas (Volume 35 Part 1) Mary Mapes Dodge

ISBN: 9781153169677

Published: May 11th 2012

Paperback

538 pages


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St. Nicholas (Volume 35 Part 1)  by  Mary Mapes Dodge

St. Nicholas (Volume 35 Part 1) by Mary Mapes Dodge
May 11th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 538 pages | ISBN: 9781153169677 | 10.20 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...but it made him dizzy, and he did not tryMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...but it made him dizzy, and he did not try it again. His mother saw the sick look about her little boys mouth, and said, pleasantly: Is nt it nice? Its better than having wings.

And then you can make believe you are in a big ship- see all those ropes stretching away up there- they look just like rigging. Puck gave a quick, frightened glance up, then shuddered and said, faintly: Yes, its awful nice- but mcs fraid, and so cold. The cold was, indeed, intense- and his mamma wrapped Puck as warmly as she could in a shawl, and held him tightly, and very soon he was fast asleep. When he awoke, he found that his mother was also asleep, and his father was holding him.

He had forgotten all about the balloon while he was asleep, and so looked dazed and startled when he opened his eyes- and his father, to keep up his failing courage, sang cheerily: Up in a balloon, boys. Up in a balloon, All among tbe little stars Tht twinkle round the moon. Dont see any stars crinkle, said Puck- nuffin but ugly gray fog.

His mother awoke just then, and she caught her breath with a gasp as she looked up, for all the rigging of the imaginary ship had disappeared, and a dense fog was folded close around them. The balloon seemed, too, to have met with a new current of wind, for it was rushing along with fearful velocity, whither, --even the professor himself could not guess. Looking downward, they saw the same impenetrable fog, and the professor concluded to let the balloon drift on in its course for a while. Presently, Puck exclaimed: Mamma, dont oo hear ze bears gowl? For some time, the others had heard a low menacing grumble.

It sounded like the roar of machinery, with the falling of a heavy trip-hammer at r...



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