Ellen Linn
by Jacob Abbott (9780217711487)

Ellen Linn
 
Jacob Abbott
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
Category: Literary
ISBN: 9780217711487
ISBN-10: 0217711480



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Mrs. Henry's. Phonny's plan for flying his kite. Chapteb III. Beechnut. It happened that on the same afternoon that Ellen Linn and Annie held the conversation in their chamber, which is described in the last chapter, and just about the time that they were making the fire there, before they commenced their work, Alphonzo Henry, or as ha was more commonly called Phonny, came out to the door of his mother's house with a.kite string in his hand. He was going to fly his kite. It may seem strange, that Phonny should choose such an amusement as flying his kite, in the winter. But it was not very cold that day, although it was winter. The weather had been quite warm for several days, and there had been a great thaw. Water was running over the roads in every direction. The grounds all about the house were very wet, and broad and shallow pools of water were standing here and there, with ice and Warm plce on the roof of the shed. Beechnut. snow, instead of sand and pebbles, at the bottom of them. Phonny was glad to see this, for he expected to have abundance of good skating when all this water should freeze;? but in the mean time, such a state of things was quite inconvenient for him, as it was so wet that he could hardly step out of doors. The sun was shining very pleasantly and yet there was quite a breeze blowing, from the north. Phonny had a plan of climbing up upon the roof of a shed, where there was a fine shelter on the north made by other buildings which rose higher than the shed on that side, and formed a warm corner on the roof. This corner was sheltered from the north, and being open to the south, the sun shone in upon it in a very pleasant manner. When Phonny came out upon the step, holding, as has been said, his kite string in his hand, he saw Beechnut out...

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