By Hamilton Wright Mabie (editor)
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Their mother was quite surprised at this; and the longer she looked, the more and more surprised she grew. ” thought she, smiling with a mother’s pride; and, smiling at herself, too, for being so proud of them. “What other children could have made anything so like a little girl’s figure out of snow at the first trial? ” So she took up the frock, and was soon as busily at work again with her needle as the two children with their snow-image. But still, as the needle travelled hither and thither through the seams of the dress, the mother made her toil light and happy by listening to the airy voices of Violet and Peony.
So this kind lady went to the door, intending to invite the little runaway into her comfortable parlour; for, now that the sunshine was withdrawn, the atmosphere, out of doors, was already growing very cold. But, after opening the house-door, she stood an instant on the threshold, hesitating whether she ought to ask the child to come in, or whether she should even speak to her. Indeed, she almost doubted whether it were a real child, after all, or only a light wreath of the new-fallen snow, blown hither and thither about the garden by the intensely cold west-wind.
It is our adopted child Undine; there is no breaking her of her childish ways, though she is eighteen years old now. ” re-joined his wife, shaking her head. “When you come home from fishing, or from a journey, her playful nonsense may be pleasant enough. ” “Well, well,” said the good man, “You feel toward Undine as I do toward the lake. Though its waves are apt enough to burst my banks and my nets, yet I love them for all that, and so do you love our pretty wench, with all her plaguey tricks. ” “Why, one cannot be really angry with her, to be sure,” said the dame, smiling.
A Collection of Classic Stories for Children by Hamilton Wright Mabie (editor)
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