“There never was such a dear since the world began!” cried Nancy joyously. “Oh! do read on; there’s a lot more, and the last may contradict the first.”
Shall I tell you what more the Careys may do for me, they who have done so much already?
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“My bedroom! I shall love to have it there,” said Mother Carey.
Then, once a year, on my mother’s birthday,–it nike free is the fourth of July and an easy date to remember,–will my little friend Miss Nancy, or any of the other Careys, if she is absent, pick a little nosegay of daisies and buttercups (perhaps there will even be a bit of early Queen Anne’s lace) and put it in a vase under nike blazers my mother’s picture? That shall be the annual rent paid for the Yellow House to Lemuel Hamilton by the Careys!
Tears of joy sprang to the eyes of emotional Nancy. She rose to her feet and paced the greensward excitedly.
“Oh, mother, I didn’t think there could be another such man after knowing father and the Admiral. Isn’t it all as wonderful as a fairy story?”
“There’s a little more; listen, dear.”
As to the term of your occupancy, the Careys may have the Yellow House until the day of my death, unle nike free running shoes ss by some extraordinary chance my son Tom should ever want it as a summer home.
“Oh, dear! there comes the dreadful ‘unless’! ‘My son Tom’ is our only enemy, then!” said Nancy darkly.
“He is in China, at all events,” her mother remarked cheerfully.
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“The planting of the rose was a heavenly inspiration if it does ‘fix Tom!’ We’ll call Tom the Chinese Enemy. No, we’ll nike blazers sale call him the Yellow Peril,” laughed Nancy in triumph.
I am delighted with the sample of paper you have chosen for the front hall.
“I don’t see why you didn’t go over to Germany yourself, Nancy, and take a trunk of samples!” cried Mrs. Carey, wiping the tears of merriment from her eyes. “I can’t think what the postage on your letter must have been.”
“Ten cents,” Nancy confessed, “but wasn’t it worth it, Mu nike free 3.0 sale ddy?–Come, read the last few lines, and then we’ll run all the way home to tell the others.”
Send me anything more, at any time, to give me an idea of the delightful things you are doing. I shall be proud if you honor me with an occasional nike free run plus letter. Pray give my reg nike free 3.0 review ards to your mother, whom I envy, and all the “stormy petrels,” whom I envy too.
Believe me, dear Miss Nancy,
LEMUEL HAMILTON. ③