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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Peterkin Papers, by Lucretia P HaleThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: The Peterkin PapersAuthor: Lucretia P HaleRelease Date: May 30, 2008 [EBook #25648]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE PETERKIN PAPERS ***Produced by Sankar Viswanathan, Chris Curnow, Joseph Cooper,and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team athttp://www.pgdp.netMrs. Peterkin puts Salt into her Coffee. Mrs. Peterkin puts Salt into her Coffee. THEPeterkin Papers BYLUCRETIA P. HALE With Illustrations SEVENTH EDITION. Seal BOSTON AND NEW YORKHOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANYThe Riverside Press, Cambridge.1893 Copyright, 1880By JAMES R. OSGOOD & COMPANYand 1886By TICKNOR & COMPANYTHE PETERKIN PAPERSDedicatedTO MEGGIE(THE DAUGHTER OF THE LADY FROM PHILADELPHIA)TO WHOM THESE STORIES WERE FIRST TOLDPREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION OF THEPETERKIN PAPERS.The first of these stories was accepted by Mr. Howard M. Ticknor for the "Young Folks." They were afterwards continuedin numbers of the "St. Nicholas."A second edition is now printed, containing a new paper, which has never before been published, "The Peterkins at theFarm."It may be remembered that the Peterkins originally hesitated ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Peterkin Papers, by Lucretia P Hale This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org
Title: The Peterkin Papers Author: Lucretia P Hale Release Date: May 30, 2008 [EBook #25648] Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE PETERKIN PAPERS ***
Produced by Sankar Viswanathan, Chris Curnow, Joseph Cooper, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net
 
  
Mrs. Peterkin puts Salt into her Coffee.Mrs. Peterkin puts Salt into her Coffee.
THE Peterkin Papers
BY
 
 
    
   
LUCRETAI P. HA
With Illustrations
SEVENTH EDITION.
Seal
EL
BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1893
Copyright, 1880 By JAMES R. OSGOOD & COMPANY and 1886 By TICKNOR & COMPANY
T
HE PETERKIN PAPERS
De
dicate
d
TO MEGGIE
(THE DAUGHTER OF THE LADY FROM PHILADELPHIA)
TO WHOM THESE STORIES WERE FIRST TOLD
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION OF THE PETERKIN PAPERS. The first of these stories was accepted by Mr. Howard M. Ticknor for the "Young Folks." They were afterwards continued in numbers of the "St. Nicholas. " A second edition is now printed, containing a new paper, which has never before been published, "The Peterkins at the Farm. " It may be remembered that the Peterkins originally hesitated about publishing their Family Papers, and were decided by referring the matter to the lady from Philadelphia. A little uncertain whether she might happen to be at Philadelphia, they determined to write and ask her. Solomon John suggested a postal-card. Everybody reads a postal, and everybody would read it as it came along, and see its importance, and help it on. If the lady from Philadelphia were away, her family and all her servants would read it, and send it after her, for answer. Elizabeth Eliza thought the postal a bright idea. It would not take so long to write as a letter, and would not be so expensive. But could they get the whole subject on a postal? Mr. Peterkin believed there could be no difficulty, there was but one question:— Shall the adventures of the Peterkin family be published? This was decided upon, and there was room for each of the family to sign, the little boys contenting themselves with rough sketches of their india-rubber boots. Mr. Peterkin, Agamemnon, and Solomon John took the postal-card to the post-office early one morning, and by the afternoon of that very day, and all the next day, and for many days, came streaming in answers on postals and in letters. Their card had been addressed to the lady from Philadelphia, with the number of her street. But it must have been read by their neighbors in their own town post-office before leaving; it must have been read along its way: for by each mail came piles of postals and letters from town after town, in answer to the question, and all in the same tone: "Yes, yes; publish the adventures of the Peterkin family." "Publish them, of course." And in time came the answer of the lady from Philadelphia:— "Yes, of course; publish them." This is why they were published.
OCNTENT
The Lady Who Put Salt in Her Coffee About Elizabeth Eliza's Piano The Peterkins Try to Become Wise Mrs. Peterkin Wishes to go to Drive The Peterkins at Home Why the Peterkins Had a Late Dinner The Peterkins' Summer Journey The Peterkins Snowed-up The Peterkins Decide to Keep a Cow The Peterkins' Christmas-tree Mrs. Peterkin's Tea-party The Peterkins Too Late for the Exhibition The Peterkins Celebrate the "Fourth" The Peterkins' Picnic The Peterkins' Charades The Peterkins are Obliged to Move The Peterkins Decide to Learn the Languages Modern Improvements at the Peterkins' Agamemnon's Career The Educational Breakfast The Peterkins at the "Carnival of Authors" in Boston The Peterkins at the Farm
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ERKIN PAPERS.
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THE LADY WHO PUT SALT IN HER COFFEE.
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