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Aunt Patty"s scrap-bag
Caroline Lee Hentz
|Statement||by Caroline Lee Hentz ; with illustrations by Darley.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||168|
There he lay on his back on the mantel-piece, his legs meekly folded, and his wings stiff and still. Little Lotty sat on the fuzzy red mat, with a tortoise-shell kitten in her arms, her white pinafore full of candies, and her chubby face bedewed with tears. At seven the next morning, as mamma was in her dressing-room, just putting on her cool, easy wrapper, in came Kitty with a solemn face, though her eyes danced with fun, as she said,— 'Careless, untidy girl! I'd just like to be let alone,' and Harry went on his [Pg 87] way to captivity with a grim shake of the head and a very strong desire to run away from home altogether. The idea was evidently a good one, for it was received with great applause, and everybody was interested at once in helping Alf elaborate his plan. Those thirteen innocent pink tails haunt me yet, and the memory of that deed has given me a truly Jewish aversion to pork.
It was in the barn, and Patty lay for an hour with her head close to Mother Bunch, and her hands softly touching the charming little Bunches, who squeaked and tumbled and sprawled about with their dim eyes blinking, their tiny pink paws fumbling, and their dear gray tails waggling in the sweetest way. Poor mamma quite groaned at this hard fate, but meekly obeyed, and ate the detested porridge, understanding Kitty's dislike to it at last. Laddie tried to silence them, but the joke was too good to keep, and I found to my dismay that I had been calling him 'my darling' in the tenderest manner. Rapidly the patient little fingers learned to write on the first slate she ever saw, and her whole heart went into the task of reading the books which opened a new world to her. Seeing the tragic expression of my face, he said not a word, but, sitting down in an old chair, took me on his knee and held me close and quietly, letting the action speak for itself.
Nell, conscious that shoemaking was not her mission. At dusk they went home, [Pg 56] Tessa so hoarse she could hardly speak, and so tired she fell asleep over her supper. One would think that the innocent little girls might have come to harm singing in the chorus of operas, dancing as peasants, or playing "Nan the good-for-nothing. As soon as her father was gone, Tessa flew about and put everything in nice order, telling the children she was going out for the day, and they were to mind Tommo's mother, who would see about the fire and the dinner; for the good woman loved Tessa, and entered into her little plans with all her heart. Then she washed out little Ranza's frock and put it to dry, because she would not be able to do it the next day. Patty did try to bear her first trouble bravely, and got on very well after the first day or two, except when the sewing-hour came.
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This was a warm and pretty retreat for Buzz, and there he spent much of his time, swinging on the ferns, sleeping snugly in the vase, or warming his feet in the hot air that blew up, like a south wind, from the stove. After she went to bed that night Patty thought of it, and wished she could do it over, it looked so badly.
Burns : "Single, eh? Her husband submits to the Russians, and I despise him as I have no English to tell;' and he clenched his hands with the flash of the eye and sudden kindling of the whole face that made him handsome. It's no joke to be wandering about this great city at eleven o'clock at night in a thick fog, with a tipsy driver," I croaked, with a warning pinch.
Give to me the billets, for I am still mademoiselle's servant and go to find the coffers. Her friend was delighted, for he thought Tessa's songs very sweet, and was sure she would get money if she tried. B is an artist, loving beauty more than any thing else in the world; ready to go cold and hungry, shabby and lonely, if she Aunt Pattys scrap-bag book only see, study, and try to create the loveliness she worships.
As a child, she attended a private school run by Jared Sparks. Let us hail the whole concern, and get help of some sort. Fairbairn hoped her play-parent would relent. Nell, conscious that shoemaking was not her mission. An impressive pause followed, then M had an inspiration. Up in my hanging basket of ivy he made his bower, and sat there on the moss basking in the sunshine, as luxuriously as any gentleman in his conservatory.
For with her, as with most who earn their good things, the generous desire to share them with others is so strong it is sure to blossom out in some way, blessing as it has been Aunt Pattys scrap-bag book.
Alas, alas, it was all go on and no stop; for although our driver had responded briskly, "Ay, ay, sir," to the policeman's inquiry, "You know your way now, don't you?
However, there is evidence that she slept with Apu after Homer and Marge's second wedding. Playing father and mother is no joke, mind you; but you will have an easier time of it than we do, for we shall behave ourselves,' said papa, with a virtuous expression.
Papa and mamma loved the two little people dearly, and no real care or sorrow came to trouble the lives that would have been all sunshine but for one thing. Just as he was going, however, he forgot his cherished hat for a minute, put out both hands, and said heartily, with his old boyish laugh,— 'Now you will come, and we'll go boating and berrying, and all the rest of it again, won't we?
Hentz introduces in this novel several villains, including a busybody who tries to free slaves against their will. I expected to find little Gus; but, to my great confusion, a tall being with a beaver in his hand rose to meet me, looking so big and handsome and generally imposing that I could not recover myself for several minutes, and mentally wailed for my combs, feeling like an untidy simpleton.
He was interested in the plants, and examined them daily with great care, walking over the ivy leaves, grubbing under the moss, and poking his head into the unfolding hyacinth buds to see how they got on.
Ready now for any desperate measure, I rushed up the steps, tried vainly to read the number, but could not, and rang the bell with the firm determination to stay in that house till morning at any cost. From that time he has been my Dolphus and I his Sophy, and my yellow-haired laddie don't forget me, though he has a younger Sophy now, and some small Tetterbys of his own.
A spring-tide trip to Stratford, Warwick, and Kenilworth was the only holiday she allowed herself; and even this was turned to profit; for, lodging cheaply at the Shakespearian baker's, she roamed about, portfolio in hand, booking every lovely bit she saw, regardless of sun or rain, and bringing away a pictorial diary of that week's trip which charmed those who beheld it, and put money in her purse.
Having had the honor to play the immortal Pillicoddy on that famous stage, I know whereof I write, and what glorious times that little company of brothers and sisters had safe at home. She wanted to try and see, but Aunt Pen refused to read any more calico till the quilt was done: then, she said in a queer, solemn way, she should make the good and bad days appear in a remarkable manner.
Nay, he even defended the base act, and helped bear the struggling culprit to imprisonment. I think you would understand the case better than any one could describe it, and perhaps do both yourselves and the children a lasting service.
You see, the boys felt injured because for a week at least the girls had been too busy to pay the slightest attention to them and their affairs,—and what's the good of having sisters and cousins if they don't make themselves useful and agreeable to a fellow?
I'm sure you need strengthening more than I do, you have so many "trials,"' and Kitty looked very sly as she quoted one of the words often on her mother's lips. Available on Amazon in paperback and e-book free!La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara County Point Loma Nazarene University, Ryan Library Chapman University, Frank Mt.
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PATTY'S PATCHWORK. and was very fond of the pictures in a photograph book of foreign places and great people. He frequently promenaded on the piazza of a little Swiss.
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