Image from page 54 of "St. Nicholas [serial]" (1873)
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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in. My mamma say she want sping chickydessed. Oh, a spring chicken dressed. Well, now, Kitty, is nt this a fine one ? Here Mr. Jones winked at some big people in the grocery. You have seen big people wink when talking to little children, just as Mr. Jones did, and have thought it very queer manners. i88o.] KITTY S SHOPPING. 37 However, little Kitty did nt see Mr. Jones wink;and, when he took down a great turkey andshowed her, she only said : No, no; my mammawant a sping chicky dessed. Now, Kitty, dont you call this a spring chick-en ? What a fine fellow he is! Oh, but he s undessed. My mamma want asping chicky dessed. Then Mr. Jones laughed, and all the otherpeople laughed. All right, Kitty, I 11 dress him. See ! Then Mr. Jones took brown paper, and pinnedthe turkey up so that only his legs and long neckstuck out. Now, have nt I dressed him nicely ? Kitty looked for a moment, and then tried to liftit; but it was too heavy. Suddenly, a brightthought came into her head. She took up the
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Kitty looked at the turkey doubtfully; but,remembering that sometimes big people know best,she agreed that he was dressed very nicely. Mr.Jones then put the turkey in her arms, and broughther hands together around him, the tips of herfingers scarcely meeting, while the neck wasclinched under her chin. It was all Kitty coulddo to carry it; but she was a plucky little girl,and started bravely up the street. Of course, the first thing the brown paper did wasto tear; then the turkey kept slipping down, down;and the tighter Kitty tried to hold it with her tiredlittle arms, the more it slipped. Finally, it rolledto the pavement and shed all its brown paper.
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