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Jessie Carlton The Story of a Girl who Fought with Little Impulse, the Wizard, and Conquered Him   By: (1813-1898)

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[Illustration: Jessie Talking to Rover. Front]

GLEN MORRIS STORIES.

JESSIE CARLTON; The Story of a Girl who fought with little Impulse, the Wizard, AND CONQUERED HIM.

BY FRANCIS FORRESTER, ESQ.,

Author Of "Guy Carlton," "Dick Duncan," "My Uncle Toby's Library," Etc.

BOSTON: BROWN & TAGGARD. NEW YORK: HOWE & FERRY.

1861.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, By HOWE & FERRY,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

RENNIE, SHEA & LINDSAY, Stereotypers and Electrotypers, 81, 83 & 85 Centre street, New York.

R. CRAIGHEAD, Printer, 81, 83 & 85 Centre st.

NOTE

TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS, AND TEACHERS.

The purpose of the "Glen Morris Stories" is to sow the seed of pure, noble, manly character in the mind of our great nation's childhood. They exhibit the virtues and vices of childhood, not in prosy, unreadable precepts, but in a series of characters which move before the imagination as living beings do before the senses. Thus access to the heart is won by way of the imagination. While the story charms, the truth sows itself in the conscience and in the affections. The child is thereby led to abhor the false and the vile, and to sympathize with the right, the beautiful, and the true. To every parent, teacher, and guardian, who has affinity with these high purposes, the "Glen Morris Stories" are most respectfully inscribed by their fellow laborer in the field of childhood.

Francis Forrester.

ORDER OF THE GLEN MORRIS STORIES.

I. Guy Carlton, the Story of a Boy who belonged to the "Try Company." II. Dick Duncan, the Story of a Boy who loved Mischief. III. Jessie Carlton, the Story of a Girl who fought with little Impulse, the Wizard, and conquered him. IV. Walter Sherwood, the Story of an easy, good natured Boy. V. Kate Carlton, the Story of a vain Girl.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. Jessie And Impulse The Wizard. 11 II. Jessie's Two Cousins. 27 III. A Nutting Party. 43 IV. Jessie's Great Sorrow. 59 V. The Broken Mirror. 76 VI. The First Slide of the Season. 92 VII. Jessie's First Great Victory. 108 VIII. Farewell to the Cousins. 122 IX. The Wizard in the Field Again. 136 X. Madge Clifton. 151 XI. Madge Clifton's Mother. 166 XII. Little Impulse beaten again. 180 XIII. The Skating Party. 194 XIV. The Watch Pocket finished. 209 XV. Thanksgiving Day. 222

ENGRAVINGS.

PAGE Jessie and Emily Sailing Boats in the Quarry. 50 Jessie and Carrie Enjoying a Slide. 102 Mrs. Moneypenny Reading Jack's Letter. 148 Walter Sliding With Carrie and Jessie. 220

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS IN THIS STORY.

Jessie Carlton, only daughter of a New York merchant residing at Glen Morris Cottage, Duncanville, a village near New York.

Emily and Charlie Morris, Jessie's two cousins, visiting at Glen Morris Cottage.

Madge Clifton, Jessie's protégé .

Carrie Sherwood, one of Jessie's companions.

Mrs. Moneypenny, a poor widow, and her son Jack.

JESSIE CARLTON

CHAPTER I

Jessie and the Wizard.

On a bright afternoon of a warm day in October, Jessie Carlton sat in the parlor of Glen Morris Cottage. Her elbows rested on the table, her face was held between her two plump little hands, and her eyes were feasting on some charming pictures which were spread out before her. A pretty little work basket stood on a chair at her side. It contained several yards of rumpled patchwork, two pieces of broadcloth with figures partially worked on them as if they were intended for a pair of slippers, a watch pocket half finished, and a small piece of silk composed of very little squares. On the table close to her left elbow was a cambric handkerchief with some embroidery just begun in one of its corners... Continue reading book >>




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