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An Old-Fashioned Girl
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Publisher Indypublish.Com
Publication date October 1, 2001
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781404322455
ISBN-10 1404322450
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 12.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $90.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Excerpt: ...made a little slave of herself to him, feeling well repaid if he merely said, "Thank you, chicken," or did n't pinch her nose, or nip her ear, as he had a way of doing, "just as if I was a doll, or a dog, and had n't got any feelings," she sometimes said to Fanny, when some service or sacrifice had been accepted without gratitude or respect. It never occurred to Tom, when Maud sat watching him with her face full of wistfulness, that she wanted to be petted as much as ever he did in his neglected boyhood, or that when he called her "Pug" before people, her little feelings were as deeply wounded as his used to be, when the boys called him "Carrots." He was fond of her in his fashion, but he did n't take the trouble to show it, so Maud worshipped him afar off, afraid to betray the affection that no rebuff could kill or cool. One snowy Sunday afternoon Tom lay on the sofa in his favorite attitude, reading "Pendennis" for the fourth time, and smoking like a chimney as he did so. Maud stood at the window watching the falling flakes with an anxious countenance, and presently a great sigh broke from her. "Don't do that again, chicken, or you 'll blow me away. What's the matter?" asked Tom, throwing down his book with a yawn that threatened dislocation. "I 'm afraid I can't go to Polly's," answered Maud, disconsolately. "Of course you can't; it 's snowing hard, and father won't be home with the carriage till this evening. What are you always cutting off to Polly's for?" "I like it; we have such nice times, and Will is there, and we bake little johnny-cakes in the baker before the fire, and they sing, and it is so pleasant." "Warbling johnny-cakes must be interesting. Come and tell me all about it." "No, you 'll only laugh at me." "I give you my word I won't, if I can help it; but I really am dying of curiosity to know what you do down there. You like to hear secrets, so tell me yours, and I 'll be as dumb as an oyster." "It is n't a secret, and you would...

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