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Agnes Wickfield Agnes Wickfield

Agnes Wickfield
When I became the adopted son of my aunt, Miss Betsy Trotwood, my new clothes were marked Trotwood Copperfield, instead of the old familiar David of my childhood; and I began my new life, not only in the new name, but with everything new about me, and felt for many days like one in a dream, until I had proved the happy reality to be a fact. My aunt's first desire was to place me in a good school at Canterbury, and, lack of education having been my chief source of anxiety, this resolve gave me unbounded delight. So it was... Short Stories - Post by : Tassie - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 2878

Tilly Slowboy Tilly Slowboy

Tilly Slowboy
Although still in her earliest teens, Tilly Slowboy was a nursery-maid for little Mrs. Peerybingle's baby, and despite her extreme youth, was a most enthusiastic and unusual nursery-maid indeed. It may be noted of Miss Slowboy that she had a rare and surprising talent for getting the baby into difficulties; and had several times imperilled its short life, in a quiet way peculiarly her own. She was of a spare and straight shape, this young lady, insomuch that her garments appeared to be in constant danger of sliding off those sharp pegs, her shoulders, on which they were loosely hung. Her... Short Stories - Post by : kyshaonthego - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1558

Charley Charley

Charley
When I, Esther Summerson, was taken from the school where the early years of my childhood had been spent; having no home or parents, as had the other girls in the school, my guardian, Mr. Jarndyce, gave me a home with him I was companion to his young and lovely ward, Ada Clare. I soon grew deeply attached to Ada, the dearest girl in the world; to my guardian, the kindest and most thoughtful of men; and to Bleak House, my happy home. One day, upon hearing of the death of a poor man whom we had known, and learning... Short Stories - Post by : Anthony - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 3119

Florence Dombey Florence Dombey

Florence Dombey
There never was a child more loving or more lovable than Florence Dombey. There never was a child more ready to respond to loving ministrations than she, more eager to yield herself in docile obedience to a parent's wish; and to her mother she clung with a desperate affection at variance with her years. But the sad day came when, clasped in her mother's arms, the little creature, with her perfectly colorless face, and deep, dark eyes, never moved her soft cheek from her mother's face, nor looked on those who stood around, nor shed a tear, understanding that soon she... Short Stories - Post by : vvvvDave - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 586

Sissy Jupe Sissy Jupe

Sissy Jupe
"Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!" The scene was a bare, plain, monotonous vault of a schoolroom, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observation. The emphasis was helped by his... Short Stories - Post by : Christine_M - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1778

Jenny Wren Jenny Wren

Jenny Wren
Her real name was Fanny Cleaver, but she had long ago dropped it, and chosen to bestow upon herself the fanciful appellation of Miss Jenny Wren, by which title she was known to the entire circle of her friends and business acquaintances. Miss Wren's home was in a certain little street called Church Street, running out from a certain square called Smith Square, at Millbank, and there the little lady plied her trade, early and late, having for companions her father and a lodger, Lizzie Hexam. Her father had once been a good workman at his own trade, but unfortunately for... Short Stories - Post by : walden380 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 2992

The Infant Phenomenon The Infant Phenomenon

The Infant Phenomenon
Mr. Vincent Crummles was manager of a theatrical company, and also the head of a most remarkable family indeed, each member of which was gifted with an extraordinary combination of talent and attractiveness, and most remarkable of all the family was the Infant Phenomenon. After Nicholas Nickleby, teacher at Dotheboys Hall, quitted that wretched institution in disgrace, because he had resented injuries inflicted upon the scholars in general, and upon the poor half-starved, ill-used drudge, Smike, in particular, Smike stole away from the place where he had been so cruelly used, to follow his defender, and the two journeyed on together... Short Stories - Post by : Robin_P - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 863

Little Nell Little Nell

Little Nell
There was once an old man, whose daughter dying, left in his care two orphan children, a son twelve years old, and little Nell, a younger girl. The grandfather was now an old and feeble man, but gathering himself together as best he could, he began to trade;--in pictures first--and then in curious ancient things, and from the Old Curiosity Shop, as it was called, he was able to obtain a slender income. The boy grew into a wayward youth, and soon quitted his grandfather's home for companions more suited to his taste, but sweet little Nell remained, and grew so... Short Stories - Post by : Byron - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 2792

Mozart: The Boy Musician Mozart: The Boy Musician

Mozart: The Boy Musician
Johannes Chrysostemus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart--what a burden to be put upon a baby's tiny shoulders! If there is any truth underlying the belief that a name can in some measure foreshadow a child's future, then surely Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg in 1756, came honestly by his heritage of greatness, for when he was only a day old he received the five-part name, to which was later added his confirmation name of Sigismundus. But as soon as he could choose for himself, the little son of Marianne and Leopold Mozart from his store of names, selected Wolfgang, to which... Short Stories - Post by : goldensuccess - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1772

Morleena Kenwigs Morleena Kenwigs

Morleena Kenwigs
The family who went by the designation of "The Kenwigses" were the wife and olive branches of one Mr. Kenwigs, a turner in ivory, who was looked upon as a person of some consideration where he lodged, inasmuch as he occupied the whole of the first floor, comprising a suite of two rooms. Mrs. Kenwigs too, was quite a lady in her manners, and of a very genteel family, having an uncle, Mr. Lillyvick, who collected a water-rate, and who she fondly hoped, would make her children his heirs. Besides which distinction, the two eldest of her little girls went twice... Short Stories - Post by : helenm - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1612

David Farragut: The Boy Midshipman David Farragut: The Boy Midshipman

David Farragut: The Boy Midshipman
It was a day in late October, in the year 1812. Down the Delaware River, came slowly sailing the frigate Essex, which was one of a fleet being sent to cruise along the Atlantic coast for the protection of American vessels from their English enemies, for 1812 was the year when the war between England and America was declared, and for this reason. England had for a long time been at war with France. Any vessel going to or from a French port was liable to be attacked by an English man-of-war, and the English government even claimed the right to... Short Stories - Post by : Tracy_Robinson - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1341

The Marchioness The Marchioness

The Marchioness
The Marchioness was a small servant employed by Sampson Brass and his sister Sally, as general house-worker and drudge, in which capacity she was discovered by Mr. Richard Swiveller, upon the very first day of his entering the Brass establishment as clerk. The Brasses' house was a small one in Bevis Marks, London, having upon its door a plate, "Brass, Solicitor," and a bill tied to the knocker, "First floor to let to a single gentleman," and served not only as habitation, but likewise as office for Sampson Brass,--of none too good legal repute,--and his sister; a gaunt, bony copy of... Short Stories - Post by : SeldomSeen - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 2411

S. F. B. Morse: A Great American Who Invented The Telegraph S. F. B. Morse: A Great American Who Invented The Telegraph

S. F. B. Morse: A Great American Who Invented The Telegraph
On the ocean, homeward bound from Havre to New York, in the first week of October, 1832, was sailing the packet-ship Sully, with a long list of passengers, among them Samuel Finley Breese Morse, a man so important in the history of America, both as an artist and an inventor, that it is fitting to look backward and see what influences went into the making of such a man. On the twenty-seventh of April, 1791, the baby with the big name was born in a comfortable home in Charlestown, Mass. His father was the Reverend Jedediah Morse who was not only... Short Stories - Post by : digital123 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 938

Tyrant Tad: The Boy In The White House Tyrant Tad: The Boy In The White House

Tyrant Tad: The Boy In The White House
At the time when the Civil War was at its height, and Abraham Lincoln, who was then President of the United States, was staggering under an almost crushing load of responsibility, because of his great anxiety for the future of his beloved country, there were many of his enemies, who were bitterly opposed to the continuance of the struggle between the North and the South for the freeing of the slaves, who used to call the good and great president "tyrant" a most unjust word to use in reference to the big-souled, tender-hearted Lincoln. One day an eminent politician who was... Short Stories - Post by : insure - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1479

Edward The Black Prince: The Boy Warrior Edward The Black Prince: The Boy Warrior

Edward The Black Prince: The Boy Warrior
Many of you who have visited Queens College, Oxford, will have seen there, hanging in the gallery above the hall, an old engraving of a quaint vaulted room it is said the greatest soldier of his age lived while a student in the college. This afterwards famous student, who was then about twelve years old was Edward Plantagenet, Prince of Wales, later called the Black Prince. He was also sometimes called the Prince of Woodstock, doubtless, from the fact that he was born in the old palace at Woodstock, in 1330. He was the son of Edward Third and Queen... Short Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1680

Louis Xvii: The Boy King Who Never Reigned Louis Xvii: The Boy King Who Never Reigned

Louis Xvii: The Boy King Who Never Reigned
It was the early morning of a bright June day, and the famous gardens surrounding the palace at Versailles were gay with bloom and heavy with scents as rare as was the morning. King Louis Sixteenth of France looked from a window out over the terraces in their vari-coloured beauty, and saw among the blossoms, a little figure busy with spade and rake, and although the King's heart was heavy with sorrow because of the death of his elder son, the Dauphin, as the eldest son of the King of France, and heir to the throne, was always called, yet he... Short Stories - Post by : seizeyourwealth - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1181

David: The Shepherd Boy David: The Shepherd Boy

David: The Shepherd Boy
A rare good fortune it is to have a friend so true and so faithful that it is as safe to tell him a secret as to whisper it to yourself, one to whom your interests are as important as his own, and who would do any sort of unselfish act to show his devotion to you. It was just such a comradeship as this which existed between two boys of long ago, the story of whose intimacy has come down to us from Bible times as a most wonderful example of what a friendship can be. Those boys were David,... Short Stories - Post by : sheriff181818 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 2879

Peter Of Haarlem: The Boy Who Saved His Country Peter Of Haarlem: The Boy Who Saved His Country

Peter Of Haarlem: The Boy Who Saved His Country
It was an April day, and Haarlem, an old Dutch town near Amsterdam was gay with tulips, for there in Haarlem are grown the most famous tulips in all the world, as well as hyacinths, and if you had driven through the country roads on that April day, you would have seen the meadows and roadsides overspread with a brilliant carpet of the vari-coloured flowers, while the air was full of the sweet perfume of the hyacinths, and you could have carried away with you as many flowers as you had time and patience to pick. Holland and its provinces and... Short Stories - Post by : cholis - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 1854

Paul Dombey Paul Dombey

Paul Dombey
As Mrs. Dombey died when little Paul was born, upon Mr. Dombey--the pompous head of the great firm Dombey and Son--fell the entire responsibility of bringing up his two children, Florence, then eight years of age, and the tiny boy, Paul. Of Florence he took little notice; girls never seemed to him to be of any special use in the world, but Paul was the light of his eyes, his pride and joy, and in the delicate child with his refined features and dreamy eyes, Mr. Dombey saw the future representative of the firm, and his heir as well; and he... Short Stories - Post by : Kevin_C - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 2498

Stephen And Nicholas: Boy Crusaders Stephen And Nicholas: Boy Crusaders

Stephen And Nicholas: Boy Crusaders
"To the sea of fools Led the path of the children." Old Epigram.Just a word about the Crusades, or Holy Wars, before we begin our story. A war is generally a conflict between nations, countries, or individuals, for possession of land or a throne, but the Holy Wars were not such. They were expeditions made by those Christians who were determined to rescue the Sepulchre, or tomb, of Christ and the City of Jerusalem, from the rule of unbelievers. For eighty-eight years Christian kings ruled in Palestine, then all the land was conquered by the Mohammedans, except... Short Stories - Post by : Johan_Lubbe - Date : October 2011 - Author : Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Read : 2867