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The Gate of the Giant Scissors

The Gate of the Giant Scissors by Annie F. Johnston
By: (1863-1931)

This is the story of Joyce, an American girl who has been sent abroad to France to study, and of her adventures in France, - the wonderful house with the gate of The Giant Scissors, Jules, her little playmate, Sister Denis, the cruel Brossard, and her dear Aunt Kate.

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THE GIANT SCISSORS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. IN THE PEAR TREE. II. A NEW FAIRY TALE. III. BEHIND THE GREAT GATE. IV. A LETTER AND A MEETING. V. A THANKSGIVING BARBECUE. VI. JOYCE PLAYS GHOST. VII. OLD "NUMBER THIRTY ONE". VIII. CHRISTMAS PLANS AND AN ACCIDENT. IX. A GREAT DISCOVERY. X. CHRISTMAS.

[Illustration: JULES]

THE GATE OF THE GIANT SCISSORS.

CHAPTER I.

IN THE PEAR TREE.

Joyce was crying, up in old Monsieur Gréville's tallest pear tree. She had gone down to the farthest corner of the garden, out of sight of the house, for she did not want any one to know that she was miserable enough to cry.

She was tired of the garden with the high stone wall around it, that made her feel like a prisoner; she was tired of French verbs and foreign faces; she was tired of France, and so homesick for her mother and Jack and Holland and the baby, that she couldn't help crying. No wonder, for she was only twelve years old, and she had never been out of the little Western village where she was born, until the day she started abroad with her Cousin Kate... Continue reading book >>


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