– What a lovely word that was – 'Corregidor' – what does it mean? You have borne it admirably, Katy. Do you think you can get on as you are for a few days? That's new since I was here. "I don't know," replied cried Katy. currant jelly, a poet will come along and see me, and he'll go home and write a "You've had a bad tumble, Katy. "And the place where the lessons are to be learned is this room of yours. These were carefully laid on the grass to keep till wanted: buttered I don't know how I got back, I was so frightened. demanded Dorry, the minute he was fairly landed in the loft. how beautiful it will be!" "No, indeed – not the least. Bridget's going to sweep the hall, and I don't want the dust to fly in, because your room was brushed this morning, you know. "The fairy of the Rosary was quite sick. "If you won't tell," said I think your Cousin Helen will be surprised when she hears this. "Hurray!" Little prickles of pain ran up and down her back. She could not find her things. Dr. Carr considered her doing so as a hopeful sign, but he had never told Katy this. and cabage, and potato and appel sawse, and rice puding. "Yes," said Katy, stroking a leaf with her finger, "it was in great danger one night last winter, but it escaped.". ", "It won't be easy," replied her cousin. Perhaps only a few days.". Elsie recovered her good-humor first, "I don't care," she said, "'cause I'm going to be very busy; I've got to write a letter to Cousin Helen about somefing." "They didn't want me to buy it," said he, "but I did! Cousin Helen smiled. "Oh, dear, dear! She had never swung so high before. He found it was, but it hurt Nothing amused her. And Katy, darling, I want to tell you how pleased I am to see how bravely you have worked your way up. "It was all at once, you see. "Isn't it a nice 'prise?" she said, "I wish people wouldn't keep coming and interrupting us. And you were a bird, "Do set me down somewhere, uncle. "I thought of such a nice plan yesterday," she went on. It wasn't a big thicket, but it looked big, because the trees and bushes grew so closely that you could not see just where it ended. Whoever was caught had to take the place of the catcher. I shall never forget that. The instant the hour came, all six children galloped up stairs. I'm sure it will make me happier. From that time on, they were what she called "not fit to be seen." whined the children, quite moved by this frightful picture. I was sorry when she came, but now it's over, I'm glad.". From 1950s Bullet Bras, sculpting Waist Cinchers and Corsets to Seamed Stockings and Suspender Belts. 16mo. chimed in said Clover; while Elsie danced about, crying out anxiously: "Be careful! At last it wanted but one day of the important occasion. inquired Mrs. Worrett. You should feed me and I should feed you, bringing up the rear. It took Katy a little time to find her purse, and then she wanted her pencil and account-book, and Elsie had to move from her seat at the table. She read all sorts of things: travels, and sermons, and old magazines. I suppose cookies and vinegar had taken away their appetites, for none of them were hungry, and Dorry astonished Aunt Izzie very much by eyeing the table in a disgusted way, and saying: "Pshaw! A 13-year-old girl is more than her widowed father can handle at times, even with help from her aunt, until a tragic accident changes her outlook on life. BY FLORA L. SHAW. Come out and show yourselves." She never saw the dishes after they were cooked; and, being inexperienced, it seemed impossible to think of things enough to make a variety. "I'm going out to drink tea with Mrs. Hall and attend the evening Lecture," she went on. One handsome, square, 16mo volume, bound in cloth. And he asked her if she didn't think the time was come for beginning to take this dear place towards the children. Katy always guessed that they must be having good times behind the green curtain – eating orange-peel, perhaps, or reading the Sunday-school books – and she often wished she might sit up there among them. Bridget, you can bring up the luncheon just the same, only take out some canned peaches, by way of dessert, and make Mrs. Worrett a cup of tea. "Why – what is Bridget doing in Papa's room?" – Had rost befe for diner, and cabage, and potato and appel sawse, and rice puding. After the "Scripture Verses," came Dorry's turn. "So I will do my very best, Katy tried several other doors, all of which were locked, and then she went up stairs. Dorry declared he wished there could be a Valentine's-Day every week. Katy, as much entertained as the rest. The others were too much astonished to speak, so Katy went on explaining. With Illustrations. "None of the rest of you must know, Cousin Helen said so, it's a secret she and me has got. And how good you were, and how you helped me! Then, opening the gate, she called: "John! And I get letters from him quite often. "Hush, Phil!" It was a sort of mixture of Blindman's Buff and Tag – only instead of any one's eyes being bandaged, they all played in the dark. What a bright thought!" What can we do?". They staid a long while picking bunches of these flowers, and then John and Dorry had to grub up an armful of sassafras roots; so that before they had fairly gone through Toadstool Avenue, Rabbit Hollow, and the rest, the sun was just over their heads, and it was noon. The poem is about a band called the Antennas with a Katy Did as the lead singer. Will you please go and remind her that she is not to touch them at all? She tried to speak, but began to cry instead, which frightened Elsie very much. That floats on high o’er vales and hills . said her Cousin. ", "I didn't like her so much yesterday," admitted Katy, reluctantly, "She's a great deal nicer than that at school, sometimes. It is partly a love poem, partly an homage to Mary Oliver, and partly a brag on one cat, Milo Delassize, who entertains us and teaches us tolerance. "No indeed," said Aunt Izzie. "What's that?" ", "But how?" Aunt Izzie made this remark when she was in a temper, and was by no means prepared to have Phil walk up at once and request Miss Petingill to "stick it out," which she obligingly did; while the rest of the children crowded to look. Each mouthful was a pleasure; and when the last crumb had vanished, Katy produced the second basket, and there, oh, delightful surprise! A chapter is dedicated by Jessie Hudgins: I had roast turkey, roast goose, roast beef, mince pie, plum pudding, and nuts and raisins. ", "Why, Katy? "But what would you do first?" The first thing which broke in upon this sad state of affairs, was a letter from Cousin Helen, which Papa brought one morning and handed to Aunt Izzie. '", "Helen!" "How queer!" Katy, in her chair, sat close to the fire, Cecy was beside her, and there was a round table all set out with a white cloth and mugs of milk and biscuit, and strawberry-jam and doughnuts. "Oh, girls!" After this Katy used to go every day. "Cousin Helen sent it. Dr. Carr's front door stood wide open. ", "Not at all," said Katy, politely. ", "Well," said Katy, rather forlornly, "I'll try. "Or so I sometimes think; and then, They flew to open the window, and frisked and jumped about Alexander as he climbed in and unlocked the door. This time there was a perfect handful of letters. May I, Katy? I am so glad!". All the little ones stood at the gate, to wave their pocket-handkerchiefs as the carriage drove away. And Elsie, dear, run into Papa's room first, and bring me the drawer out of his table. were the first words the children heard, in such a gay, pleasant voice. Two years before he would not have borne to be laughed at so good-naturedly. "You've bewitched it, Dorry!" "Papa said he wished we were all like Cousin Helen," she thought, as she wiped her eyes, "and I mean to try, though I don't suppose if I tried a thousand years I should ever get to be half so good. "That's my present – that one tied with a green ribbon. ", "Yes, there is, I tell you," declared Phil, holding her tight. Katy dear, don't you want to bring that little vase on the bureau and set it on this chair beside me? "Where is my poor little Elsie?" questioned Cecy. Then, seeing a big tear fall in the middle of Katy's plate, she added: "Really, Katy, you're too big to behave like a baby. This time Katy found no trouble in "doing it again." She said to herself, that Aunt Izzie was very unkind to make her work in vacation, and she pulled the top-drawer open with a disgusted groan. Sometimes it was a pencil note, written from her sofa. But if you've set your heart on getting presents for the children, perhaps you'd rather have it now." "Merry Christmas! said Clover, examining the dress, which was a soft, dove-colored cashmere, trimmed with ribbon of the same shade. March 19. This noon, after the dinners were eaten, it was proposed that they should play something in the school-room, and Katy's unlucky star put it into her head to invent a new game, which she called the Game of Rivers. So after a good many years, he did, and now he and his wife live next door to Cousin Helen, and are her dearest friends. But Mr. Pudgett, he's got the key, and nobody can get in without goin' to him.". And Cousin Helen begged her not to interfere. Now, John, it's your turn.". The children had arranged every parcel themselves. And then, when just before recess all who had "communicated" were requested to stand up, her conscience gave such a twinge that she was forced to get up with the rest, and see a black mark put against her name on the list. take better care of Rosy Posy he should put some other fairy into her place, "Yet Pain is sometimes kind, and helps And, you know, Maria and Susie have awful times at home, though they do go to places. There is no royal road to walking any more than there is to learning. She had called to say good-by. She had a warm heart hidden under her fidgety ways – only Katy had never been sick before, to find it out. After that, Katy declared the literary part of the "Feet" over, and they all fell to playing "Stage-coach," which, in spite of close quarters and an occasional bump from the roof, was such good fun, that a general "Oh dear!" "I'm going up stairs to ask Katy if these are ripe," replied Phil, exhibiting some currants faintly streaked with red. 16mo. As she passed the side-door she saw that it was open a little way. 'Tain't every girl would know how to take care of a fat old woman, and make her feel to home, as you have me, Katy. First on the list was a small Irish child, named Marianne O'Riley. "I didn't mean to hurt 'em, really and truly," he said, "but they were all dirty and yellow – with egg, you know, and I thought you'd like me to clean 'em up. Dorry's was opened first. It was very exciting to stand crouching up in a corner and watch the dark figure stumbling about and feeling to right and left, while every now and then somebody, just escaping his clutches, would slip past and gain the hall, which was "Freedom Castle," with a joyful shout of "Kikeri, Kikeri, Kikeri, Ki!" Imogen stayed half an hour. "Yes," said Katy, stroking How fine it sounded! "They're all yours – yours to keep," said generous little Elsie. What Katy Did By Susan Coolidge Synopsis Gangly, quick-tempered Katy always means to be beautiful and beloved and as good as an angel one day, but meanwhile her resolutions somehow get forgotten or go horribly wrong. The Carr children always made so much noise, that it required something unusual to make Miss Petingill drop her work, as she did now, and fly to the window. Dr. Carr watching the increasing brightness of her face and manner, felt that the experiment was a success. He looked about. It did not take long, being composed of boughs A good many of the scholars lived too far from school to go home at noon, and were in the habit of bringing their lunches in baskets, and staying all day. It is doing something for her, when we can show a little attention to one of her friends. As time went on, Katy, what with the excitement of her adventure, and of being praised and petted by the big girls, grew perfectly reckless, and hardly knew what she said or did. "I'll tell you," said Katy. ", "No – only that big one with the blue label. "Oh, there is the dear Rosary, Katy, left below, felt very miserable: repentant, defiant, discontented, and sulky all at once. whispered Katy, squeezing Cousin Helen's hand. asked Clover, while little Phil tipped the baskets upside down, as if to make One handsome, square 16mo volume, bound in cloth, black and gilt lettered. she happened to say one day, when she was talking with Cecy. she soliloquized, when Clover was gone; "I never knew Aunt Izzie to have a headache before.". As with her first book, these were published by Roberts Brothers, who handled all her work until the firm's demise in 1898 (when Little, Brown, acquired the rights). In the course of two or three weeks, she was able to walk all over the second story. In this school, to which you and I belong, there is one great comfort, and that is that the Teacher is always at hand. ", "I think so, plenty. she said. There were also a number of little packages tied with blue and crimson ribbon, and altogether the tree looked so pretty, that Katy gave a cry of delighted surprise. He didn't seem to have any particular business, and was away from home a great deal. I shall be a great deal beautifuller, rose-bush, budded over with fresh green eaves. Anyhow it shall be something. This time half an hour went by without any more interruptions. cried Katy, clapping her hands. As soon as breakfast was over, and the dishes were washed and put away, Debby would tie on a clean apron, and come up stairs for orders. "Did." So they I always knew she would turn out an ornament to the family,' I don't think you know how bad it looks. I don't believe she has a bit good times at home, either. All of them promised, and Katy produced it from her pocket. She always carried the prettiest flowers she could find, and if any one gave her a specially nice peach or a bunch of grapes, she saved it for Mrs. Spenser. 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