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For Tommy, and Other Stories (Short Story Index Reprint Series)

Richards, Laura E.

ISBN 10: 0836933613 / ISBN 13: 9780836933611
Published by Ayer Co Pub, 1919
Condition: Good
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Title: For Tommy, and Other Stories (Short Story ...

Publisher: Ayer Co Pub

Publication Date: 1919

Book Condition:Good

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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.1900 Excerpt: ... OLD MAN PORTUGAL'S BILLY. "Has Mr. "William Ayliffe an artificial leg? Well!" At this " Well!" I pricked up my ears, for the sound of it boded a story. Aunt Persis smoothed down her apron, counted three stitches, looked out of the window, smoothed down her apron again, and turned to me with a smile and a sigh. "He has an artificial leg, my dear," she said. "Perhaps you would like to hear the story of it." I was spending the summer with Aunt Persis. She did not take boarders as a rule, but she made an exception in my case, because my mother had gone to school with her sister Lovina. I needed rest, and I was getting it here, in pretty, sleepy Hillton, among the rocks and the windy hills. Aunt Persis lived in her own house; not her own merely because she held the title-deeds and paid the taxes, but because the old yellow house suited her so perfectly that one could not imagine her living anywhere else. It was bare, and spare, and exquisitely clean from cellar to attic. The ceilings were low, the floors lumpy and uneven. I could not cross the room in broad daylight without a dozen surprises in the way of sudden rises and falls, and no riving person save Aunt Persis herself could carry a pan of milk across the kitchen without spilling it, but her foot met every rise, and went pat into every hollow, by dark or by daylight, with unerring certainty. There was little to do in Hillton, except to rest. I believe there are people who think it dull, but I delighted in the quiet, and never tired of sitting at the window, watching the "passing," or if no human creature were stirring, content to see the yellow cats (all the cats in Hillton are yellow) sun themselves on the walls, and run along the fences. I knew most of the Hillton people, and their stories, which are many...

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