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Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic »


By Olive Thorne Miller

Children’s stories ‌ Storytelling – Fiction

Kristy’s Rainy Day Picnic

by

Olive Thorne Miller (Harriet Mann Miller)

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY
ETHEL N. FARNSWORTH

BOSTON
AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON,
MIFFLIN CO.

COPYRIGHT 1906 BY H. M. MILLER
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published October 1906

CONTENTS

I. THE RAINY DAY 1

II. PLAYING DOCTOR; AND WHAT CAME OF IT 5

III. A SCHOOLGIRL’S JOKE 20

IV. ALL NIGHT IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE 27

V. MOLLY’S SECRET ROOM 45

VI. HOW MAMMA RAN AWAY 61

VII. HOW AUNT BETTY MADE HER CHOICE 73

VIII. NORA’S GOOD LUCK 91

IX. ONE LITTLE CANDLE 106

X. THE LOCKET TOLD 123

XI. HOW A DOG SAVED MY LIFE 145

XII. LOTTIE’S CHRISTMAS TREE 156

XIII. CHRISTMAS IN A BAGGAGE—CAR 172

XIV. HOW A BEAR CAME TO SCHOOL 189

XV. HOW LETTIE HAD HER OWN WAY 202

XVI. HOW KATE FOUND A BABY 223

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

THEY WERE PLAYING THAT THE WAX DOLL WAS SICK (page 6) Frontispiece

KRISTY STOOD PEERING INTO A WORLD OF DRIZZLING RAIN 2

SHE HAD TO PASS A COTTAGE ALMOST HIDDEN WITH FLOWERS 124

IN THE PARK I FOUND A BABY ... AND I SAT DOWN BESIDE IT 226

KRISTY’S RAINY DAY PICNIC

CHAPTER I

THE RAINY DAY

“I think it’s just horrid!” said Kristy, standing before the window, peering out into a world of drizzling rain. “Every single thing is ready and every girl promised to come, and now it has to go and rain; ’n’ I believe it’ll rain a week, anyway!” she added as a stronger gust dashed the drops against the glass.

Kristy’s mother, who was sitting at her sewing—table at work, did not speak at once, and Kristy burst out again:–

“I wish it would never rain another drop; it’s always spoiling things!”

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