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What Katy Did at School

By Coolidge, Susan

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Book Id: WPLBN0000005004
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: What Katy Did at School  
Author: Coolidge, Susan
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Classic Literature Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: World Ebook Library

Excerpt
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 long time afterward. The summer had been cool; but, as often happens after cool summers, the autumn proved unusually hot. It seemed as if the months had been playing a game, and had changed places all round; and as if September were determined to show that he knew how to make himself just as disagreeable as August, if only he chose to do so. All the last half of Cousin Helen's stay, the weather was excessively sultry. She felt it very much, though the children did all they could to make her comfortable, with shaded rooms, and iced water, and fans. Every evening the boys would wheel her sofa out on the porch, in hopes of coolness; but it was of no use: the evenings were as warm as the days, and the yellow dust hanging in the air made the sunshine look thick and hot. A few bright leaves appeared on the trees, but they were wrinkled, and of an ugly color. Clover said she thought they had been boiled red like lobsters. Altogether, the month was a trying one, and the coming of October made little difference: still the dust continued, and the heat; and the wind, when it blew, had no refreshment in it, but seemed to have passed over some great furnace which had burned out of it all life and flavor.

Table of Contents
· CHAPTER I. CONIC SECTION. · CHAPTER II. A NEW YEAR AND A NEW PLAN. · CHAPTER III. ON THE WAY. · CHAPTER IV. THE NUNNERY. · CHAPTER V. ROSES AND THORNS. · CHAPTER VI. THE S. S. U. C. · CHAPTER VII. INJUSTICE. · CHAPTER VIII. CHANGES. · CHAPTER IX. THE AUTUMN VACATION. · CHAPTER X. A BUDGET OF LETTERS. · CHAPTER XI. CHRISTMAS BOXES. · CHAPTER XII. WAITING FOR SPRING. · CHAPTER XIII. PARADISE REGAINED.

 

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