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Spinning-Wheel Stories

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By: (1832-1888)

A group of stories-within-a-story, told in the classic Louisa May Alcott style.

"I've a little cold," said the old lady, "and am too hoarse for talking, my dears; but Aunt Elinor has looked up a parcel of old tales that I've told her at different times and which she has written down. You will like to hear her reading better than my dull way of telling them, and I can help Minnie and Lotty with their work, for I see they are bent on learning to spin."

The young folk were well pleased with grandma's proposal; for Aunt Nell was a favorite with all, being lively and kind and fond of children, and the only maiden aunt in the family. Now, she smilingly produced a faded old portfolio, and, turning over a little pile of manuscripts, said in her pleasant way:

"Here are all sorts, picked up in my travels at home and abroad; and in order to suit all of you, I have put the names on slips of paper into this basket, and each can draw one in turn. Does that please my distinguished audience?"


First Page:

SPINNING WHEEL STORIES.

BY LOUISA M. ALCOTT,

AUTHOR OF "LITTLE WOMEN," "AN OLD FASHIONED GIRL," "LITTLE MEN," "EIGHT COUSINS," "ROSE IN BLOOM," "UNDER THE LILACS," "JACK AND JILL," "HOSPITAL SKETCHES," "WORK, A STORY OF EXPERIENCE," "MOODS, A NOVEL," "PROVERB STORIES," "SILVER PITCHERS," "AUNT JO'S SCRAP BAG."

BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY, 1902.

Copyright, 1884, BY LOUISA M. ALCOTT.

University Press: JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

GRANDMA'S STORY 1

TABBY'S TABLE CLOTH 25

ELI'S EDUCATION 47

ONAWANDAH 71

LITTLE THINGS 91

THE BANNER OF BEAUMANOIR 115

JERSEYS; OR, THE GIRL'S GHOST 137

THE LITTLE HOUSE IN THE GARDEN 163

DAISY'S JEWEL BOX, AND HOW SHE FILLED IT 187

CORNY'S CATAMOUNT 209

THE COOKING CLASS 233

THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE 255

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Grandma's Story

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