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Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls   By: (1822-1894)

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[Illustration: This is little Annie Browne.]

AUNT FANNY'S

STORY BOOK.

[Illustration]

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & COMPANY, BROADWAY.

AUNT FANNY'S

STORY BOOK,

FOR

LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS.

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 200 BROADWAY. 1853.

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by D. APPLETON & COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

To the Little Girls and Boys, 5

The Christmas Party, 7

The Spider, 21

The Mischievous Boys, 26

The Brothers, 34

Annie Browne, 48

The Three Bears, 55

About Minding Quickly, 62

The Twins, 71

The Little Boy that was afraid of the Water, 80

The May Queen, 87

The Apple Dumpling, 98

The Dentist, 105

The Wig, 111

The Boys' School, 118

TO THE LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS.

Once on a time, there lived a little bit of a lady who had a great many nephews and nieces. She was very little indeed, so all the children loved her, and said she was the best little auntie in the world, and exactly the right size to play with them and tell them stories. Sometimes she told them interesting stories about George Washington, and other great and good men; sometimes funny stories, about Frizzlefits and Monsieur Pop, and sometimes she would make them nearly die laughing with stories about the Dutchman, Hansansvanansvananderdansvaniedeneidendiesandeusan.

At last, one day, one of her nieces said to her, "Dear Auntie, do write some stories, and put them in a book for us to read, and keep, as long as we live."

The little Aunt thought this was a very good plan, and here are the stories, dear little children, for all of you. If you like them, just let me know, and you shall have some more next year from

AUNT FANNY.

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY.

Mr. and Mrs. Percy had seven grandchildren, all very pretty and very good. These children did not all have the same father and mother, that is, Mr. and Mrs. Percy's eldest son had three children, whose names were Mary, and Carry, and Thomas; and one of their daughters was married, and had three children; their names were Willy, and Bella, and Fanny; and their youngest son was married and had one child. Her name was Sarah. She was the youngest of the children, and they all loved her very much, and her Grandma made a great pet of her.

The children and their parents had been invited to eat a Christmas dinner with their Grandma, and they had been promised a little dance in the evening. Even little Sarah was to go, and stay to the Ball, as she called it. They were glad; for they liked to go to their dear Grandma's very much.

At last Christmas came. It was a bright, frosty day; the icicles that hung from the iron railing sparkled as the sun shone upon them, and the little boys in the streets made sliding ponds of the gutters, and did not mind a bit when they came down on their backs, but jumped up and tried it again; and a great many people were hurrying along with large turkeys to cook for their Christmas dinner, and every body looked very happy indeed.

After these children, about whom I am telling you, came back from church, they were dressed very nicely, and although they lived in three different houses, they all got to their Grandma's very nearly at the same time. The first thing they did was to run up to their Grandma, and wish her a merry Christmas, and kiss her, and say that they hoped she felt quite well... Continue reading book >>




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