Hector’s Inheritance (1910)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ by Horatio Alger Jr. Hector’s Inheritance was written originally in 1885, but this is a 1910 copy. The front of the book has a picture of a young man rowing a boat, but funnily enough, this has nothing, absolutely nothing at all to do with the story. Inside the front cover is … Continue reading Hector’s Inheritance
Whether you come from a place that snows in winter or not, you may be aware that winter and Christmas is often associated with snow. I thought it would be fun to include winter-and-Christmas-centered poems and stories this month. I even have some neat children’s songs coming up! The following cute stories and poems come … Continue reading Snow!
Chapter III Choosing the Christmas Tree Wednesday morning dawned bright and sparkling. During the night, drifts of white snow had piled high against the house and barn. “We will have to wear leggings and overshoes when we go out today,” said Mother Hubbard to the boys and girls after breakfast, “for we are going to … Continue reading Mother Hubbard’s House Party Chapter III
Mother Hubbard’s House Party CHAPTER I WRITING THE INVITATIONS “Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding,” chimed the old clock on the mantel above the fireplace. “My, my,” said Mother Hubbard to her dog, “here it is six o’clock and tea time and the kettle not on yet! How this afternoon has flown!” The little old … Continue reading Mother Hubbard’s House Party Chapter I
This is one that was inspired by the music band called Jethro Tull. I wrote this when I was a teenager. I was listening to the album Passion Play a lot, and there is an interlude called “The Hare That Lost Its Spectacles”, which starts just the way this one does, although mine has a … Continue reading The Story of the Frog That Lost Its Color!!!
Ok, so I admit that the first band that I really loved was the Beatles. John was my favorite. When I discovered his writings, I thought he was so clever! Here is one that was inspired by the writing style of John Lennon. Small Sam One day, there was a small man who was very … Continue reading Small Sam
Something “weird” that I wrote when I was about 12. 😀 Weird Hello, I am Weirdo from the planet Weirdo. I live in the town Weirdonisia. The Weirdonians from my planet are called Weirdonians. My brothers’ names are Odd, Strange, and Weird. Weird and I always get mixed up because whenever someone calls our names … Continue reading Weird
The Lost Jemima Anne “That’s the very last stitch!” said Janie briskly, and she cut off the thread with a snap of her bright scissors. “Now, Jemima Anne, put on your new outdoor clothes and come up the hill with me and meet Daddy!” “My dear!” said Mummie, ” it is far too wet under … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 7: The Lost Jemima Anne :: The Frog’s Adventure :: The Plank
The Secret Horse “I’ll tell you a secret!” said Jimmy to Ivy, as they came out of school. Ivy was deeply interested. She and Jimmy walked with their heads close together. “I’ve got a horse – – – in a field – – – and I’ll take you on Saturday and give you a ride!” … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth
This story is continued from a previous story My Own! My Own! A Comforting Aunt ” There they are!” said Bobbie. Yes, there they were! Grandma, and Aunties Lucy, Lil and Rachel and two children! ” Grace and Geoff!” cried Ivy, peeping over Bobbie’s head. The four woebegone dolls, just a bit less woebegone now they … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 5: A Comforting Aunt :: The Egg Party :: The Story Writer :: East and West