Wee Lucy; Little Prudy's "Wee Croodlin' Doo"

9780217536233: Wee Lucy; Little Prudy's

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. 1894. Excerpt: ... XII "MAYN'T I GO TOO" One day almost all the Dunlees were away from home. Papa and mamma had driven out with Edith and the baby, Aunt Vi was visiting, and Jimmy riding with his burro. It was Molly O'Connor's "afternoon out," so it chanced that Kyzie and little Lucy were left alone in the house in Kyzie's chamber, and Kyzie had hurt her foot and had to keep it in a chair. "I never did see such a good little girl as me," said wee Lucy, talking away to herself. "Here I is a-sewing and a-sewing. / don't go out to play any a-tall." "No; you like to stay here with poor, lame Kyzie, don't you, Baby-blue-eye?" Lucy looked up and smiled. She always smiled when she was called Baby-blueeye. "Well, I's tired of sitting still. Now I want to go to see Betty. Mayn't I go, Kyzie?" Kyzie did not answer. She did not know what to say. Would mamma think it quite safe to let Lucy go alone? She might take a fancy to run away. "Can't I go, Kyzie? Isn't I a good little girl?" Still Kyzie did not answer. "But Betty wants to see me dreffly." Tears were in Lucy's eyes. Kyzie could not bear to see her cry; she looked out of the window. Mrs. Davis's house was in plain sight about a block and a half away down the hill. Not very far, surely, and Lucy often went there alone. "If I let you go, will you come back in an hour?" "Oh, yes, Kyzie; yes, I will." "Then you may go. But tell Mrs. Davis you must come home at two o'clock." "Two er'clock, two er'clock, yes, Kyzie, yes, I will," cried Lucy; and hugging her doll, Biddy Fling, she ran merrily away, followed by the gray and white kitten. Kyzie watched from the chamber window till she saw the two little girls, Betty and Lucy, go into Mrs. Davis's house with their hands full of roses and callas. "She's safe," said Kyzie. "And now I'll lie ...

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