American Fairy Tales [NOOK Book]

American Fairy Tales

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Overview

CONTENTS

THE BOX OF ROBBERS
THE GLASS DOG
THE QUEEN OF QUOK
THE GIRL WHO OWNED A BEAR
THE ENCHANTED TYPES
THE LAUGHING HIPPOPOTAMUS
THE MAGIC BON BONS
THE CAPTURE OF FATHER TIME
THE WONDERFUL PUMP
THE DUMMY THAT LIVED
THE KING OF THE POLAR BEARS
THE MANDARIN AND THE BUTTERFLY




THE BOX OF ROBBERS


No one intended to leave Martha alone that afternoon, but it
happened that everyone was called away, for one reason or another.
Mrs. McFarland was attending the weekly card party held by the
Women's Anti-Gambling League. Sister Nell's young man had called
quite unexpectedly to take her for a long drive. Papa was at the
office, as usual. It was Mary Ann's day out. As for Emeline, she
certainly should have stayed in the house and looked after the
little girl; but Emeline had a restless nature.

"Would you mind, miss, if I just crossed the alley to speak a word
to Mrs. Carleton's girl?" she asked Martha.

"'Course not," replied the child. "You'd better lock the back door,
though, and take the key, for I shall be upstairs."

"Oh, I'll do that, of course, miss," said the delighted maid, and
ran away to spend the afternoon with her friend, leaving Martha
quite alone in the big house, and locked in, into the bargain.

The little girl read a few pages in her new book, sewed a few
stitches in her embroidery and started to "play visiting" with her
four favorite dolls. Then she remembered that in the attic was a
doll's playhouse that hadn't been used for months, so she decided
she would dust it and put it in order.

Filled with this idea, the girl climbed the winding stairs to the
big room under the roof. It was well lighted by three dormer windows
and was warm and pleasant. Around the walls were rows of boxes and
trunks, piles of old carpeting, pieces of damaged furniture, bundles
of discarded clothing and other odds and ends of more or less value.
Every well-regulated house has an attic of this sort, so I need not
describe it.

The doll's house had been moved, but after a search Martha found it
away over in a corner near the big chimney.

She drew it out and noticed that behind it was a black wooden chest
which Uncle Walter had sent over from Italy years and years
ago--before Martha was born, in fact. Mamma had told her about it
one day; how there was no key to it, because Uncle Walter wished it
to remain unopened until he returned home; and how this wandering
uncle, who was a mighty hunter, had gone into Africa to hunt
elephants and had never been heard from afterwards.

The little girl looked at the chest curiously, now that it had by
accident attracted her attention.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013484368
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,322,964
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 84 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    My comments

    Well if my cousin loves this book theres a reason y shouldnt i since she does its intetesting though. With great imagination and topic fanasty choice very great intelgent job you guys with the book i love and its very great how you guys how the bkids the fairy tales but you know when they grow up theyll know the total truth its not real

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Our children LOVE these stories and we enjoyed reading them.

    Our children LOVE these stories and we enjoyed reading them.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Yaah

    When I had my old, poor quality kindle 3G, I had this charming book. I loved it. So glad I can get it on my awesome nook color!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Excellent. Truly Excellent.

    Two thumbs up for a truly excellent collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Tiresome

    Very old fashoned. Boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Happy day

    Happy but bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Its hate ful

    I HATE IT

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