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The Cuckoo Clock   By: (1839-1921)

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THE CUCKOO CLOCK

SIXTH IMPRESSION

"Stories All Children Love"

A SET OF CHILDREN'S CLASSICS THAT SHOULD BE IN EVERY WINTER HOME AND SUMMER COTTAGE

Cornelli By JOHANNA SPYRI Translated by ELISABETH P. STORK

A Child's Garden of Verses By ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

The Little Lame Prince & OTHER STORIES By MISS MULOCK

Gulliver's Travels By JONATHAN SWIFT

The Water Babies By CHARLES KINGSLEY

Pinocchio By C. COLLODI

Robinson Crusoe By DANIEL DEFOE

Heidi By JOHANNA SPYRI Translated by ELISABETH P. STORK

The Cuckoo Clock By MRS. MOLESWORTH

The Swiss Family Robinson Edited by G. E. MITTON

The Princess and Curdie By GEORGE MACDONALD

The Princess and the Goblin By GEORGE MACDONALD

At the Back of the North Wind By GEORGE MACDONALD

A Dog of Flanders By "OUIDA"

Bimbi By "OUIDA"

Mopsa, the Fairy By JEAN INGELOW

The Chronicles of Fairyland By FERGUS HUME

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Each Volume Beautifully Illustrated in Color.

Decorated Cloth. Other Books in This Set are in Preparation.

[Illustration: A LITTLE GIRL DANCED INTO THE ROOM Page 107 ]

THE CUCKOO CLOCK

BY MRS. MOLESWORTH

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOR BY MARIA L. KIRK

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PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY AT THE WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS PHILADELPHIA, U. S. A.

To

MARY JOSEPHINE

AND TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF HER BROTHER

THOMAS GRINDAL

BOTH FRIENDLY LITTLE CRITICS OF MY CHILDREN'S STORIES

Edinburgh, 1877

CONTENTS

THE CUCKOO CLOCK

CHAPTER PAGE

I. The Old House 11

II. Im patient Griselda 30

III. Obeying Orders 48

IV. The Country of the Nodding Mandarins 70

V. Pictures 95

VI. Rubbed the Wrong Way 120

VII. Butterfly Land 140

VIII. Master Phil 163

IX. Up and Down the Chimney 184

X. The Other Side of the Moon 209

XI. "Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Good bye!" 227

THE CASTLE IN THE LOUGH A Legend of Donegal 247

ILLUSTRATIONS

A Little Girl Danced Into the Room Frontispiece

"Have You Got a Cuckoo in a Cage?" 19

She Could Not Help Very Softly Clapping Her Hands 51

"Are You Comfortable?" Inquired the Cuckoo 71

He Flapped His Wings, And Instantly a Palanquin Appeared at the Foot of the Steps 88

She Peered in with Great Satisfaction 153

"But I May See You Again," Said Phil 177

It Was Rowed by a Little Figure 224

"Now, these little folks, like most girls and boys, Loved fairy tales even better than toys.

And they knew that in flowers on the spray Tiny spirits are hidden away, That frisk at night on the forest green, When earth is bathed in dewy sheen And shining halls of pearl and gem, The Regions of Fancy were open to them."

"... just as any little child has been guided towards the true paradise by its fairy dreams of bliss." E. A. Abbott.

I

THE OLD HOUSE

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