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Patty Fairfield
     

Patty Fairfield

by Carolyn Wells
 

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Pattykins, good-bye. The year will soon pass away and then we'll have a jolly little home together," Patty Fairfield's father told her when he put her on the train. (She was going north to visit relatives for the year, while her father settled business here Virginia, where he'd come to make his fortune.) "Be brave and gentle always and as a

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Pattykins, good-bye. The year will soon pass away and then we'll have a jolly little home together," Patty Fairfield's father told her when he put her on the train. (She was going north to visit relatives for the year, while her father settled business here Virginia, where he'd come to make his fortune.) "Be brave and gentle always and as a parting gift I give you this little box which contains a talisman to help you bear any troubles or difficulties that may come to you." As he spoke, he put into Patty's hand a small parcel sealed at each end with red sealing-wax. "Don't open it now," he continued. "Keep it just as it is until you reach Aunt Isabel's. Then after you have gone to your room on the first night of your stay with her, open the box and see what is in it." Then the warning whistle blew and with a final embrace of his little daughter, Mr. Fairfield left the car. The train started and for a moment Patty saw her father waving his handkerchief and then he was lost to her sight. She felt just like indulging in a good cry, but Miss Powers (who was to travel with her till she reached her aunt) would have none of that.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463899721
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Carolyn Wells (1862 - 1942) was an American writer and poet. Wells had been married to Hadwin Houghton, the heir of the Houghton-Mifflin publishing empire founded by Bernard Houghton. Wells also had an impressive collection of volumes of poetry by others. She bequeathed her collection of Walt Whitman poetry, said to be one of the most important of its kind for its completeness and rarity, to the Library of Congress. Today Carolyn Wells is best known for her light verse, particularly for several classic limericks, including this one:
A canner exceedingly canny
One morning remarked to his granny:
"A canner can can
Any thing that he can
But a canner can't can a can, can he?"

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