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THE LITTLE GIRL LOST

ELEANOR RAPER

The Dumpy Books for Children.

No. XIV. THE LITTLE GIRL LOST.

The Dumpy Books for Children

Cloth, Royal 32mo, 1/6 each.

1. THE FLAMP, THE AMELIORATOR, AND THE SCHOOLBOY'S APPRENTICE, by E.V. Lucas

2. MRS. TURNER'S CAUTIONARY STORIES

3. THE BAD FAMILY, by Mrs. Fenwick

4. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Illustrated in Colours, by Helen Bannerman

5. THE BOUNTIFUL LADY, by Thomas Cobb

6. A CAT BOOK, Portraits by H. Officer Smith , Characteristics by E.V. Lucas

7. A FLOWER BOOK. Illustrated in Colours by Nellie Benson . Story by Eden Coybee

8. THE PINK KNIGHT. Illustrated in Colours by J. R. Monsell

9. THE LITTLE CLOWN, by Thomas Cobb

10. A HORSE BOOK, by Mary Tourtel . Illustrated in Colours

11. LITTLE PEOPLE: AN ALPHABET, by Henry Mayer and T. W. H. Crosland . Illustrated in Colours

12. A DOG BOOK. Pictures in Colours by Carton Moore Park . Text by Ethel Bicknell

13. THE ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA, by Jean C. Archer . Illustrated in Colours

14. THE LITTLE GIRL LOST, by Eleanor Raper

15. DOLLIES. Pictures by Ruth Cobb . Verses by Richard Hunter

16. THE BAD MRS. GINGER, by Honor C. Appleton . Illustrated in Colours

A Cloth Case to contain Twelve Volumes can be had, price 2/ net; or the First Twelve Volumes in Case, price £1 net .

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS 48 LEICESTER SQUARE, W.C.

The Little Girl Lost

A Tale for Little Girls

BY ELEANOR RAPER

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS 1902

Printed by R. & R. CLARK, LIMITED, Edinburgh .

TO LITTLE PHYLLIS

E. R.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

1. Nelly and Her Friends 1

2. Lost 9

3. A Journey in a Cart 24

4. Alone among the Chinese 35

5. The Search 45

6. In Captivity 53

7. The Cheshire Cat 63

8. The Chang Family 74

9. Chi Fu's Scheme 85

10. Preparations for Flight 96

11. An Unpleasant Surprise 107

12. Poor Mule! 121

13. The Road to Peking 136

14. Father and Mother 146

Conclusion 156

The Little Girl Lost

CHAPTER I

NELLY AND HER FRIENDS

Nelly Grey was a little English girl who had never been in England. She was born in China, and went with her father and mother to live in the British Legation compound in Peking when she was only three years old. A compound is a kind of big courtyard, with other courts and houses inside. Nelly's was a large one, and very open. It had several houses in it: not like we have in England, but only one storey high, and with deep, shady verandahs round them. There were also a little church, some tennis courts, and several small buildings for the Chinese servants at the back.

Nelly could speak both English and Chinese very well. She could play the piano a little, though not so well as most English children of nine years old. She could ride a donkey, skate, and play tennis, but she had never seen a bicycle or a real carriage, because there were no such things in Peking. But Nelly was quite lively although she was shut up in a compound all the time. She would have been ashamed to feel dull and cross, for she had once heard the Minister's wife say, 'Nelly Grey is an intelligent child and has sense enough to amuse herself.' Since then she had felt that she must not let the lady change her opinion. Besides, there were several other foreign[1] children in Peking whom Nelly saw from time to time. In her compound, living next door, was Baby Buckle. He had only been there six months, for that was his age, and Nelly loved him very much. He was such a jolly little fellow, always laughing and crowing, and almost jumping out of the arms of his Chinese nurse (who was called an amah) when he saw Nelly coming. And he used to open his mouth wide and try to bite this old yellow woman, and put his little fists into her eyes and kick her, until the poor old thing was almost worn out and could scarcely walk or even stand on her little misshapen feet... Continue reading book >>




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