Excerpt from Jane Hudson the American Girl, or Exert Yourself
"Have you put your clean clothes away, Jane?"
"Yes, mother, as nicely as can be, and nothing wanted mending."
"Well, now you may take off your plaid frock, and sit down and try to patch the elbow," said she.
"Oh, mother, not now," I said, in a very beseeching tone. "I have such a beautiful book to read, Cornelia Gordon lent me! She said she never stirred till she finished it. It is a wonder the baby was left to her care; but she let him cry in the cradle, till he cried it out. It is beautiful, mother!" and I pressed the book to my bosom.
"Go and change your dress, my dear," repeated my mother.
"Oh, it is so pleasant! and pleasant Wednesday afternoons do not often come," said I, pushing up the window, and observing the state of the weather. "I do not want to patch; I would rather walk, mother."
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