Download PDF by Carolyn Wells Dal: A Christmas Alphabet

By Carolyn Wells Dal

ISBN-10: 1883211220

ISBN-13: 9781883211226

This ebook is an illustrated model of a rhymed alphabet made by way of Carolyn Wells in 1901. She felicitously reveals whatever vital approximately Christmas for every letter of the alphabet. here's a series to offer an idea of its style: "E is for Evergreens minimize for the room / F is for vegetation of beautiful fragrance / G is for presents that carry us satisfaction / H is for Holly with pink berries bright".In 1989 we illustrated every one rhyme with an old photo, together with illustrators like Arthur Rackham, Sarah Stilwell, Jessie Willcox Smith, Oliver Herford, Anne Anderson, and Charles Robinson. It used to be released with nice luck through G.P. Putman. we adore it lots that now that they've positioned it out of print, we're republishing it.

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Bertha's mamma had been using it, and now she wanted it again. She had hunted everywhere for it—out of doors, and in the house, and Bertha had helped her, but they could not find it. Willie was sitting in the swing under the old willow-tree, and he had not seen anything of it, either. This happened one bright spring morning in the country. As Bertha stood at the open window wondering what had become of the thread, she noticed how very beautiful the willow-tree looked that morning. Its long golden branches hung down almost to the ground, and made such a pretty play-house, and its new green leaves shone so brightly in the warm sunshine.

Just then she saw Willie stop swinging and sit still a moment; then he sprang from the swing, picked up something from the ground, and ran into the house. " he cried, "you can never guess who it was that stole your thread! It was a little bird—such a beautiful yellow bird with black spots. It had hold of one end of the thread, and was pulling and pulling to get the thread off the spool. " Then his mamma laughed and said: "So pretty Mr. Oriole thought he would like to have some of my thread to build his nest with, did he?

Nettie was a pretty good little girl, but she had a very unpleasant habit of frowning and fretting if everything did not please her, and this was so often and she frowned so much that she was beginning to have two wrinkles between her eye-brows. Now when she looked into the glass with a scowl on her face it made the fairies very unhappy, and they were sorry for her, so they thought they would try to cure her of her fault. The fairies are able to make themselves large or small, and to look like any one they choose.

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