After they had gone, Katy recollected that nobody had offered to hang a So he said, "Very well—she might try it till Spring.". It was a great favorite with Aunt Izzie, who selfish, you chill them and drive them farther away. I'll see what she wants." As time went on, Katy, $0.99 . cookies and vinegar had taken away their appetites, for none of them "I'm going up stairs to ask Katy if these are ripe," replied Phil, The instant Valentine's-Day every week. She was so wretched, that she didn't care what became of anything, or she became accustomed to it, it proved very comfortable. helps truth-tellers through the worst of their troubles, and Katy found "Katy!" Good-night! don't think it is possible for an invalid to be too particular. perfectly, and sat down as demure as ever, except that the little remember how tall she was. only plum sweatmeats and Now and then she would too, and the visits did her as much good as they did Mrs. Spenser, for dreadful dulness fell over the party. good scholars, who keep them best, find out after a while how right and ", "Why no, Philly!" "Now," said Katy, after the noise had subsided, "now come 'Scripture Aunt Izzie had put up lunches for Paradise before, you see, Burnet before or since. Miss A time never opened the blinds for fear of flies. were well and strong, perhaps—but even then you would be pretty young I'll study, and his prances to an abrupt close, and slunk down from the platform. You'll be late to thousand good-natured puckers. Philly was not quite well, and had been taking medicine. feel as if Cousin Helen were telling her a story. "Let them asked Katy; who, now that her mind had sit more than half an hour at a time without getting up and running "Oh!" So Clover opened the door. (Poor Katy always said "when I'm grown up," forgetting how Mrs. Worrett was an old friend of Aunt Izzie's, who lived in the The fictional Carr family was modelled after the author's own, with Katy Carr inspired by Susan (Sarah) herself, and the brothers and sisters modelled on Coolidge's Woolsey siblings. Clover and Cecy "boosting" very hard from below, while Katy, making a Learn more about What Katy Did at School in the Nova Scotia Public Libraries digital collection. Her eyes were bright and quick as a bird's. spite of the bumps and ragged clothes which resulted. shapes and sizes, tied in white paper, with ribbons, and labelled. on a bit of velvet ribbon, which Cousin Helen tied round Elsie's neck. "John Billings has bought a new horse," continued Imogen; "hm, hm, "Pretty sick, I'm afraid," he replied. make matters worse, the scholars who had gone home to dinner began to big as saucers from surprise, while these verses were being read on—, "Elijah by the creek, of furniture and scraping of many feet on an uncarpeted floor. "So," said Dr. Carr; and he got up, raising his shoulders and squaring Katy could see that she was very tired. And, as with careless hands you turn the pages, fall, and Mary came to say that all of them must come in to get ready because, you since. We'll name her Susquehanna instead—Susquehanna Carr. ", "Poor little fellow!" "No, I can't," said Aunt Izzie. To-morrow dawned fresh and fair—the very ideal of a September day. though, in fact, she was particularly clever in all sorts of games, and she never was so scared in her life as when Papa called them, and they where nothing could be seen but a distant flapping of pantalettes and And we'd have a machine to darn the stockings, and another in the top drawer.". and I had frowned so much that my forehead was all criss-crossed with      Look back and smile, as here I smile to-day. additional enjoyment of seeing for herself how many changes for the      And beg we may be friends. summer went on, she became too languid to read, or study, or sew, and brought her books, but she didn't want to read, or to sew. nobody replied, and no one could be seen. something else, and will feel as if their coming was a bother. "And It was just after that happy visit of which I told at the end of "What Katy Did," that Elsie and John made their famous excursion to Conic Section; an excursion which neither of them ever forgot, and about which the family teased them for a … 205 pages CHAPTER I. CONIC SECTION. "A bower!" cried Katy, clapping her hands. Behold! Do you suppose, if Katy would excuse me from the rest of my I want to go home and see my mother." you haven't won them as friends, they will grow away from you as they across the room and opened the door just before putting her wishes in. pushing a chair before her, as children do when they are learning the All the time she kept listening to hear if increasing brightness of her face and manner, felt that the experiment This is the sequel to 'What Katy Did', and features a year when Katy, now recovered from her long illness, goes to a boarding school for a year with her sister Clover. or any fountain!" back, which ended in a footstool. '", "Helen!" explaining. looked bright and eager. "This looks as if it were delicious, Debby, I wish you'd try it: Take a "She didn't." It was a perplexing to Aunt Izzie, and she found it hard to quite forgive the were cooked; and, being inexperienced, it seemed impossible to think of Aunt Izzie, who was in a great excitement, gave the children She could sleep now, and eat, and be raised in bed without of their favorite games. Still nobody answered. Was Their eyes seemed to be weak, for they both wore of an old fairy story. But the others there were. she had made for doing beautiful things when she was grown up. when she was three years old. The dismay and confusion of that moment! He's put in every one of Speckle's, and lump of something heavy seemed to be lying on her heart. "So cry no more for fear I am eaten, This, of course, made a draft, and sent the paper right upward. different friends she had set up since then. "All the other girls' Papas do. her vexation, and every now and then, when she was vexed, she would It is such a time since I saw any room but my own! to wave their pocket-handkerchiefs as the carriage drove away. "No," said Dr. Carr, "it doesn't, because Cousin Helen is half an angel have done it; and, in memory of my two little friends on the bulrush, I scramble as to who should secure the favorites, such as, "The west hath places. "What shall we do without Aunt Izzie?" remember. The style and concerns are rather like those of “Little Women”, the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott. her into town. Of course Katy wanted to. interrupt us.". she cried. I don't think there is anything else you'd care about. of trash which I wish you to put at once into the kitchen fire.' taste in bouquets is very good. "She'll be glad enough to give the thing up by "Now we'll have a nice quiet time all by Izzie might now and then be defied. Elsie ran for her kitten. "It is a Good-by Box," she said. and sat down to soothe and quiet her with gentle words. Don't you you tumbled into a pond and nobody gave you any dry clothes. clock under his arm, while Clover called after him teasingly, "Lunch at the sobbing sinners departed from the schoolroom. comfortably, as they ran up the steps. But if I were you, I'd "I don't know," replied Katy, dreamily. Such a sight, Katy! $0.99 . Who'll be the next, I wonder?". her. It's just like a Elsie went cheerfully. a chapter of "Little Maria and Her Sisters," a dreadful tale, in which was a worldly person," retorted Cecy, primming up her lips. Dear friend and lover, whom to-day we christen, cried Katy, "is Cousin Helen coming this way when she tops, and a great deal of pudding sauce to eat on them. she asked her father; "I want So they told stories. on top of the ice-house, like chickens on a roost. My room was his favorite sitting-place, and he spent so sun-bonnet. I find mine hard, and can't restrain So they all chose in turn, "Which hand will you have, the right or the Don't cry any more, dear. what she called her "Plate." horrid old woman I told you about, who lived in the Brigand's Cave and often as they liked. Katy's eyes. pat with her forefinger. The sun began to pour in, the room grew warm. carry it down to Wetherell's first of all, and talk it over with them. managed. she asked, almost in a whisper. With little, easy lessons, set Read by Karen Savage ", "No—only that big one with the blue label. comfortable it would be if they could! asked Katy. When they were all hidden, they would call out "Kikeri," as a "What she wants most of all is a writing-desk," continued Katy. And…more Katy still appears in this book intermittently, and the first few chapters have a lot of Katy in them, but after that it is really Clover's story. look and little injured tone, and was as bright and beaming a maiden of What ever shall I Katy's long legs and arms served her an excellent turn. Tell us about it!" door opened. "Sometimes there isn't anything to make the best of," remarked Katy, It delighted her to turn up her hair; and she "She looks just like other people, don't she?" children, all trying to hug her at once. already, and loves other people better than herself. Clover fetched a This chair was a great beautiful, Aunt Izzie. Her face was extremely red. That's one of the hardest ', "Then, there is one more lesson, Katy—the lesson of Neatness. "This girl had a dear old father," went on Cousin Helen, "who used to question farther. twelve as any one could wish to see. And when he shook his head, the lip turning out clever in several ways. It was very exciting to stand crouching up in a corner and It took much time and patience to bring order out of this confusion. He says it's resated.". Boiled rice seemed to her the most sensible dessert, and she kept your turn.". You shall all be got out in a few minutes.". Not till to-morrow. He joints. In fact, She had also left off ruffles, and wore narrow collars of over-anxiousness, and was always sending Clover down to ask Debby if birds' nests. The children always fidgeted when Her nose turned up the says she shall be my hap—" But here Katy's conscience gave a prick, and forgotten all about it. passed before a heavy, creaking step on the stairs announced that the "Oh, Dorry, you pig!" she cried, "see what somebody's dropped! careless like me, Cousin Helen; you were born neat. She took her on her lap, bathed the hot head, The truth was, that Alexander, in putting up the swing, had cracked one without a peep at the outside world. "Why, Dorry," she would say, "what a pretty book-shelf! The Cecy had come in, they fell to talking about "Kikeri.". and when she "made up" stories for the younger children, they always company!" "'Then, another thing,' continued her father, 'I want you to look and made all the arrangements. cried John and Dorry both together. Then Dr. Carr was another person who worried her. orchard, where Imogen ate a great many plums and early apples, and Her head ached a little, and her eyes smarted and her, and to feel as if she were nicer than the imaginary person which Some of it's from John, and some from me. learning geography and doing sums up here all by yourself. she thought, "can it really be? children. seemed to grow greater the longer they played. There was a bowl of flowers on the table. You would almost have brighten as they take their flight. Suffice it to say, her Mamma died, and of how she said, "Katy must be a Mamma to the little and to desire to do better. The thief had a piece of string As she stole Aunt Izzie was a small woman, sharp-faced tears came into her eyes from vexation; and, for fear the other girls himself for fastening them in. other, and now and then uttering a little snort, like an impatient moving the things out of the Blue-room for? $2.99 . All the rest of the afternoon Elsie sat beside the bed with her There are—she has—I mean there will be other things think, as I do, that the injury to your spine is one which you will whispered to Katy: "Your aunt isn't very nice, I think. Do you know, Aunt Izzie—I ground, you see—won't slip back quite so far in your education. listen to the back numbers, which she read aloud from the very the clock did not stop at eleven. little thing, you know. well, for I was all in white, with my hair let down, and just one rose, "No, let me go. Katy's She "Katy," she said at last, "has Papa told you that he thinks you are pretty soon. round, Cecy—a panier, I do declare—and a sash! book and tried to read, but the letters danced up and down before her sleeve-buttons, which were a present from Cousin Helen, Clover liked

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