Three Lives [NOOK Book]

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The Good Anna 1
Melanctha 47
The Gentle Lena 142


Part I

The tradesmen of Bridgepoint learned to dread the sound of "Miss
Mathilda", for with that name the good Anna always conquered.

The strictest of the one price stores found that they could give
things for a little less, when the good Anna had fully said that "Miss
Mathilda" could not pay so much and that she could buy it cheaper "by

Lindheims was Anna's favorite store, for there they had bargain days,
when flour and sugar were sold for a quarter of a cent less for a
pound, and there the heads of the departments were all her friends and
always managed to give her the bargain prices, even on other days.

Anna led an arduous and troubled life.

Anna managed the whole little house for Miss Mathilda. It was a funny
little house, one of a whole row of all the same kind that made a
close pile like a row of dominoes that a child knocks over, for they
were built along a street which at this point came down a steep hill.
They were funny little houses, two stories high, with red brick fronts
and long white steps.

This one little house was always very full with Miss Mathilda, an
under servant, stray dogs and cats and Anna's voice that scolded,
managed, grumbled all day long.

"Sallie! can't I leave you alone a minute but you must run to the door
to see the butcher boy come down the street and there is Miss Mathilda
calling for her shoes. Can I do everything while you go around always
thinking about nothing at all? If I ain't after you every minute you
would be forgetting all, the time, and I take all this pains, and when
you come to me you was as ragged as a buzzard and as dirty as a dog.
Go and find Miss Mathilda her shoes where you put them this morning."

"Peter!",--her voice rose higher,--"Peter!",--Peter was the youngest
and the favorite dog,--"Peter, if you don't leave Baby alone,"--Baby
was an old, blind terrier that Anna had loved for many years,--"Peter
if you don't leave Baby alone, I take a rawhide to you, you bad dog."

The good Anna had high ideals for canine chastity and discipline. The
three regular dogs, the three that always lived with Anna, Peter and
old Baby, and the fluffy little Rags, who was always jumping up into
the air just to show that he was happy, together with the transients,
the many stray ones that Anna always kept until she found them homes,
were all under strict orders never to be bad one with the other.

A sad disgrace did once happen in the family. A little transient
terrier for whom Anna had found a home suddenly produced a crop of
pups. The new owners were certain that this Foxy had known no dog
since she was in their care. The good Anna held to it stoutly that her
Peter and her Rags were guiltless, and she made her statement with so
much heat that Foxy's owners were at last convinced that these results
were due to their neglect.

"You bad dog," Anna said to Peter that night, "you bad dog."

"Peter was the father of those pups," the good Anna explained to Miss
Mathilda, "and they look just like him too, and poor little Foxy,
they were so big that she could hardly have them, but Miss Mathilda, I
would never let those people know that Peter was so bad."

Periods of evil thinking came very regularly to Peter and to Rags and
to the visitors within their gates. At such times Anna would be
very busy and scold hard, and then too she always took great care to
seclude the bad dogs from each other whenever she had to leave the
house. Sometimes just to see how good it was that she had made them,
Anna would leave the room a little while and leave them all together,
and then she would suddenly come back. Back would slink all the
wicked-minded dogs at the sound of her hand upon the knob, and then
they would sit desolate in their corners like a lot of disappointed
children whose stolen sugar has been taken from them.

Innocent blind old Baby was the only one who preserved the dignity
becoming in a dog.

You see that Anna led an arduous and troubled life.

The good Anna was a small, spare, german woman, at this time about
forty years of age. Her face was worn, her cheeks were thin, her mouth
drawn and firm, and her light blue eyes were very bright. Sometimes
they were full of lightning and sometimes full of humor, but they were
always sharp and clear.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012402738
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 169 KB

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  • Anonymous

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    The Author Of-Howl To The Night

    Hello. I am Jade Hoard the author of Howl To The Night. It is basically about girls and a group of boys. They are werewolves. They all meet up one night at a resturant only to see other girls ad boys who have necklaces all the same with white surrounding the outside. In the middle are black claws. Me I have black surrounding the white claws. The other necklace that has black in the middle are known as The Dark. My group is known as The Light. I am living a life as a eighteen year old and my frieds and I are in danger with the Dark. There nickname Dark Wolves. They are after us because we have one of the best hunting grounds and space in the forest.*****************************************************************************
    Now I will let anybody be In the story. Let me know your character and which side you want to be on. The Dark Wolves or mine The Light Wolves. My character is going to be:
    Jade Hoard an 18 year old girl '5"8' dark brown hair and lovely emerald green eyes. Her werewolf is a creamy sugar like with green eyes also.(Hint:The wolves are big as the movie twilight wolves with Bella,Edward and Jake in it.) Tell me your description like I did and your in the story. I need 2 more girls and 3 boys for each side. After I have six characters on both sides and they are in chapter one then in chapter two more people can come in. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the Story.
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    Howl To The Night-Part one

    It all started when I was a little girl. I was born as a regular human. One night when three I was left alone In the forest. My parents forgotten about me. One wandered for a long time not knowing where I was going. All of a sudden I heard a snarl. I stopped scared. I said softly,"Momma? Is that you?" All of sudden as like response I was knocked down to the ground. I screamed but was cut off short when a hard blow landed on my throat. I was stunned but not for long when I realised I had bite mark on my shoulder. The pain seared through my body. I screamed again. This time the wolf sat there watching me with cold blue eyes as I screamed and cried in pain. My body started to twitch. My eye sight blurred my ears tingled my mouth felt weird. Suddenly the pain was gone. The only thing I could hear was my rapid breathing. But something was different. I saw to hind legs in front of me. I looked at my side wondering If I was still alive. I looked over to see the wolf still sitting there looking at me only it's tongue was sticking out and it's lips pulled back. I realised it was happy. Only I noticed my vision was much more clear. My hearing was sharp. I rolled over and got up only to feel four legs instead of two. That's when I realised what had happend. The wolf had bit me...and made me become a wolf.***
    15 years later in CA,valencia...***
    "Well I'm off to my new house with my friend Abby dad." I could hear shuffling going on in my room. What on earth could my dad possibly be doing in there? I quietly snuck up the stairs before I quietly opened the door. I saw my father sitting on my old old bed looking around the room. I could feel a wave of sadness wash over me. I realized my dad was sad." Dad. Don't be upset. I will be ok on my own. Besides I have abby I have dawson and derick. I will visit you once and every while dad." I walked over to him and sat on the bed. I put a hand on my dad's shoulder. He turned to face me and I saw tears strolling down his cheeks." Ohh dad." I hugged him hard before kissing him on the cheek. I grabbed the last box saying good-bye to my father before putting it in my car. I got in and sighed." So did it go like I expected it?" There goes Abby. Abby been my best friend ever since elementary school. Now here we are together still friends and moving in together...with two other boys. It took me a while to firgure out that it wasn't going to be that bad living with boys. I turned on the car engine before backing out of my dad's driveway and starting my route to the house. I mean I lived with my dad for a long time. I stopped my dawson and derick's parents house. They added there box's in my car almost crushing abby and my things. I chuckled as abby groaned. She hated it when her stuff was crushed. When Abby found out that I was a werewolf she kept asking me to make her one. I kept telling her no. But i was annoyed. Finally I let her be one. But ahe told dawson and derick also. They asked and I made them one as well. My wolf was not dangerous but was very fiesty for some reason. Abby's wolf a dark brown wolf with blue green eyes was very attractive. Dawson and derick's wolves were the same. Black with amber eyes and blue eyes. As i knew the house was under my name meaning I will be the one taking care of it. As I turned on snakerocks road. I realized being on my own wasn't goig to be bad at all. As soon as I parked the car in the driveway I sighed. Welcome to your new house. Try to live it well while I still can.-Jade

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