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WHAT IS THE MATTER, LITTLE GIRLS ?” SAID THE LADY. Frontispiece

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HE HAD TO DRUM WITH A SPOON, FIRST IN ONE FAT HAND AND

THEN IN THE OTHER

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THEY WERE

SETTLED ON THE HEARTH-RUG—BABY ON PEGGY'S

LAP

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“SEE HAL,” SHE SAID, “ OVER THERE, FAR, FAR AWAY, NEELY IN

THE SKY, DOES YOU SEE THAT BLUEY HILL ?
SHE WAS RATHER A TERRIBLE-LOOKING OLD WOMAN ; SHE ALWAYS
WORE A SHORT BED-GOWN.

AND SHE WAS GENERALLY
TO BE SEEN WITH A PIPE IN HER MOUTH

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“ TELL ME WHAT THE LITTLE WHITE HOUSE IS REELY LIKE”.

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PEGGY STOOD STILL, HER EYES FIXED ON THE BABY SHOES

68 “ HERE'S THE OTHER SHOE, I'VE JUST FOUNDED IT”

92 SUDDENLY A WINDOW ABOVE OPENED, AND MOTHER WHELAN'S BEFRILLED FACE WAS THRUST OUT

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AN UMBRELLA ROLLING ITSELF ABOUT ON THE PAVEMENT

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“ TO BE SURE,” SHE SAID, IN HER MOST GRACIOUS TONE. THE BEAUTIFUL PIPES I HAVE

138 THE BOYS, BOY-LIKE, THOUGHT LITTLE BUT OF WHO COULD BLOW THE BIGGEST BUBBLES.

149 HUSHED LIGHT SMILEY TO SLEEP, HER ARM CLASPED ROUND

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CHAPTER I

A BREAKFAST PARTY

Henry was every morning fed
With a full mess of milk and bread."

MARY LAMB.

“No," said Peggy to herself, with a little sigh, “the naughty clouds has covered it up to-day. I can't

see it."

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Miss Peggy," came nurse's voice from the other side of the room, "your breakfast's waiting. Come to the table, my dear, and stand quiet while Master Thor says the grace."

Nurse spoke kindly, but she meant what she said. Peggy turned slowly from the window and took her place among her brothers. She, and Thorold and Terence, the two oldest boys, sat opposite nurse, and beside nurse was Baby, who required a great deal of room to himself at table, baby though he was.

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