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The Wonderful Bed

The Wonderful Bed by Gertrude Knevels
By: (1881-1962)

Three children sent to stay the night with their Aunt Jane find themselves sharing an enormous bed. So enormous is it, that when they make a tent of the bedsheets and crawl in, they never make it to the foot of the bed, crawling instead into a dreamworld of caves and pirates and adventures.

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THE WONDERFUL BED

By

GERTRUDE KNEVELS

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WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY EMILY HALL CHAMBERLIN

1912

[Illustration: Ann was ready to cry and Rudolf had drawn his sword.]

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CONTENTS

I AUNT JANE'S OLD TOYS

II THE ANGRY WARMING PAN

III A VISIT TO THE GOOSE

IV THE FALSE HARE

V REAL LIVE PIRATES

VI ABOARD THE MERRY MOUSER

VII CATNIP ISLAND

VIII MUTINY ON BOARD

IX CAPTAIN JINKS

X MEETING A QUEEN

XI THE GOOD DREAMS

XII ENTER THE KNIGHT MARE

XIII THE BAD DREAMS

XIV IN THE HOLLOW TREE

XV COMMANDER IN CHIEF

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CHAPTER I

AUNT JANE'S OLD TOYS

It was beginning to get dark in the big nursery. Outside the wind howled and the rain beat steadily against the window pane. Rudolf and Ann sat as close to the fire as they could get, waiting for Betsy to bring the lamp. Peter had built himself a comfortable den beneath the table and was having a quiet game of Bears with Mittens, the cat, for his cub quiet, that is, except for an angry mew now and then from Mittens, who had not enjoyed an easy moment since the arrival of the three children that morning... Continue reading book >>


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