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Speaking Likenesses (1874)
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Binding: Paperback, 104 pages
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Weight: 0.36 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 1104307480
ISBN 13: 9781104307486
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: from her startled hand, but without any clatter and Flora looked round to see the speaker. Who was it ? Was it a boy or a girl ? Listen, and you shall hear, Laura. The speaker was a girl enthroned in an extra high armchair ; with a stool as high as an ottoman under her feet, and a table as high as a chest of drawers in front of her. I suppose as she hadit so she liked it so, for I am sure all the furniture laid itself out to be obliging. Perched upon her hair she wore a coronet made of tinsel; her face was a red face with a scowl: sometimes perhaps she looked nice and pretty, this time she looked ugly. ' You shan't, they're mine,' she repeated in a cross grumbling voice : ' it's my birthday, and everything is mine.' Flora was too honest a little girl to eat strawberries that were not given her: nor could she, after this, take even a cup of tea without leave. Not to tantalize her, I suppose, the table glided away with its delicious untasted load; whilst the armchair gave her a very gentle hug as if to console her. If she could only have discovered the door Flora would have fled through it back into the gloomy yew tree walk, and there have moped in solitude., rather than remain where she was notmade welcome : but either the door was gone, or else it was shut to and lost amongst the multitude of mirrors. The birthday Queen, reflected over and over again in five hundred mirrors, looked frightful, I do assure you : and for one minute I am sorry to say that Flora's fifty million fold face appeared flushed and angry too; but she soon tried to smile good humouredly and succeeded, though she could not manage to feel very merry. But, Aunt, how came she to have fifty million faces ? I don't understand. Because in sucli a number of mirrors there were not merely simple refl...

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