Alice and Tom; Or, the Record of a Happy Year

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...away. Miss Merriam was sure that saucy Bob was laughing at her. "Oh! see-see! Let-be, let-be! Can't see! can't see! Can't-let-be! Here-here! Near-near I Oh here! Oh here! See-near! See-near!" came tittering over the grasses. Still the search went on. As Bob and his mate would n't show the nest, the others ...
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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...away. Miss Merriam was sure that saucy Bob was laughing at her. "Oh! see-see! Let-be, let-be! Can't see! can't see! Can't-let-be! Here-here! Near-near I Oh here! Oh here! See-near! See-near!" came tittering over the grasses. Still the search went on. As Bob and his mate would n't show the nest, the others tried to find it for themselves. It seemed as if they hunted in every square inch of that field. Bob scolded and made fun of them by turns. Sometimes he was tilting on the grasses, calling "Here! here!" Then he was soaring overhead, crying, " Leedle-deedle-deedle-leedle." Once in a while he would have a fit of wild mirth. These strange beings prowling about his country seemed to amuse him. "He! he! he! Can't see! can't see! Oh phew! phew! Can't do! Can't do!" he jeered. He would perch on the fence-rail, silent for a moment. Then across the field would come a scornful, long-drawn " Can't see-e-e-e!" At last the search was given up. Miss Merriam shook her head at the provoking bird. "You are a naughty fellow," she said. "You don't know your friends from your enemies. We only want to see those pretty, brown-specked eggs. Why, we would n't hurt them for anything." "That is a queer bird," said little Frances; "he makes my head ache. He's too fussy." "My grandfather says the bobolink is the cornplanting-bird," said Miss Merriam. "He says, 'Dig a hole, dig a hole, put it in, put it in, cover't up, cover 't up, step on 't, step along.'" Later in the day Alice ran into the field to look for a handkerchief Frances had dropped there. Suddenly she saw a brown bird lying on the ground. Her heart beat loud and fast. Had she found the bobolink's nest? She stood v...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781154921397
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 3/27/2010
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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