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The Little Colonel

The Little Colonel by Annie F. Johnston
By: (1863-1931)

The scene of this story is laid in Kentucky. Its heroine is a small girl, who is known as the Little Colonel, on account of her fancied resemblance to an old-school Southern gentleman, whose fine estate and old family are famous in the region. (Introduction taken from original book.)

First Page:

THE LITTLE COLONEL

By Annie Fellows Johnston

1895

TO ONE OF KENTUCKY'S DEAREST LITTLE DAUGHTERS

The Little Colonel

HERSELF THIS REMEMBRANCE OF A HAPPY SUMMER IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED

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"'CAUSE I'M SO MUCH LIKE YOU,' WAS THE STARTLING ANSWER". "THE SAME TEMPER SEEMED TO BE BURNING IN THE EYES OF THE CHILD". "WITH THE PARROT PERCHED ON THE BROOM SHE WAS CARRYING". "THE LITTLE COLONEL CLATTERED UP AND DOWN THE HALL". "SINGING AT THE TOP OF HER VOICE". "'TELL ME GOOD BY, BABY DEAR,' SAID MRS. SHERMAN". "'AMANTHIS,' REPEATED THE CHILD DREAMILY". "SHE CLIMBED UP IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR". "THE SWEET LITTLE VOICE SANG IT TO THE END".

CHAPTER I.

It was one of the prettiest places in all Kentucky where the Little Colonel stood that morning. She was reaching up on tiptoes, her eager little face pressed close against the iron bars of the great entrance gate that led to a fine old estate known as "Locust."

A ragged little Scotch and Skye terrier stood on its hind feet beside her, thrusting his inquisitive nose between the bars, and wagging his tasselled tail in lively approval of the scene before them... Continue reading book >>


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