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Stories Told to Rollos Cousin Lucy, When She Was a Little Girl Jacob Abbott

Stories Told to Rollos Cousin Lucy, When She Was a Little Girl

Jacob Abbott

Published February 2nd 2012
ISBN : 9780217054973
Paperback
64 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. ROYALS STORY. One day,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. ROYALS STORY. One day, when Lucy was about five years oid, she was sick. She was not very sick, --only a little sick, just so that they could not lei her go out of doors. Lucy looked out of the window for some time, to see them get in the large yellow pumpkins from the garden. Then she played with her picture-books a little while. After that, she did not know what to do. She came and stood by her mother, who was sewing. And she said, Mother, I wish I knew what to do. And her mother said, I think you had better lie down upon the sofa a little while, and go to sleep. But Lucy said, O mother, I am not sleepy- I am only tired of not having anything to do. Then her mother told her that, if she were to lie down upon the sofa, she would probably go to sleep after a little while, and then, when she waked up afterwards, she would feel better. So her mother went and brought a pillow, and put it upon the sofa, and laid Lucy down, with her head upon the pillow. Then her mother said that she would come and sit near her while she went to sleep- and she brought her chair up near to the sofa, and put her work-basket upon the sofa, next to Lucys feet. Then she told Lucy to shut her eyes and lie still, and that she would probably soon go to sleep. So Lucy shut her eyes- but she could not keep them shut very still. Her. eyelids quivered a little, because she was riot sleepy. It was hard for her to keep them shut. Presently she opened her eyes a little, just to see whether her mother had gone away. But her mother was sitting still close by her side. A few minutes after this, she opened hei eyes wide, and wanted her mother to tell her a story, while she was going to sleep- but her mother said no. She wanted her to lie perfectly still, and go to sleep...