ALittleGirlinOldWashington By Amanda M. Douglas. Published in 1900 and now republish againinePub file. This book has 21 chapters.
CHAPTER I. A NEW HOME.
"But you will have to take sides," declared Jaqueline Mason, "and it would be ungrateful if you did not take our side. You are going to live here; you really belong to us, you know. Your mother was own cousin to our dear mother, and Patty was named after her——"
"I don't see why I should be called Patty when you've given up Jack and make such a fuss!" interrupted a slim, unformed girl, who was nearly as tall as the first speaker.
"Well, Miss Patty, I am sixteen and in long gowns; and next winter I expect to go to balls and parties, and be presented at the White House. Oh, I wish it was a court!"
A young fellow, astride the low window seat, laughed with a teasing, bantering sound in his voice, and his deep eyes were alight with mirth. [mehr][weniger]
When La Motte Cadillac first sailed up the Strait of Detroit he kept his impressions for after travelers and historians, by transcribing them in his journal. It was not only the romantic side, but the usefulness of the position that appealed to him. [mehr][weniger]
"I do suppose she is a Papist! The French generally are," said Aunt Priscilla, drawing her brows ina delicate sort of frown, and sipping her tea with a spoon that had the London crown mark, and had been buried early in revolutionary times. [mehr][weniger]
The littlegirl looked up into her father's face to see if he was "making fun." He did sometimes. He was beginning to go down the hill of middle life, a rather stout personage with a fair, florid complexion, brown hair, rough and curly. [mehr][weniger]