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" I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers and sisters and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me... "
Stories of Childhood & Nature - Page 195
by Elizabeth Virginia Brown - 1905
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The life of Benjamin Franklin: with many choice anecdotes and admirable ...

Mason Locke Weems - Statesmen - 1822 - 264 pages
...about seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop, where they sold toys for children: and being...that I met by the way, in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for it. I then came home; and went whistling all over the house,...
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The Life of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself. Together ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1823 - 300 pages
...child, at seven years old, my friends on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers, I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children -, and being...that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house,...
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The Economist and General Adviser: Containing Papers on the ..., Volume 1

Agriculture - 1825
...old (saysDoctor Franklin) my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children; and, being...that I met by the way In the hands' of another boy, I voluntarily offered, and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin, Henry Stueber - Statesmen - 1825 - 303 pages
...child, at seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pockets with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and, being...that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house,...
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Mirth in Miniature, Or Bursts of Merriment: Being a Collection of the Very ...

English wit & humor - 1825 - 180 pages
...was a child , of seven years old, my friends on a holiday rilled my pockets with coppers. I went to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and, being...that I met by the way, in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily ofiereel, and gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...child, at seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pockets with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and being...that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house,...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...child, at seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pockets with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and being...that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house,...
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Introduction to the English Reader, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1826 - 167 pages
...on a holiday, filled my pockets with halfpence. I went directly towards a shop, where toys were sold for children ; and being charmed with the sound of...that I met by the way, in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for it. 2. I then came home, and went whistling over the house,...
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The American Preceptor Improved: Being a New Selection of Lessons for ...

Readers - 1826 - 228 pages
...says Dr. Franklin, my friends on a holy-day filled my little pockets with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and being charmed with the Sound ef a Whistle, which I met by the way, in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered, and gave...
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Introduction to the English Reader, Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1831 - 156 pages
...on a holyday, filled my pocket with halfpence. I went directly towards a shop where toys were sold for children ; and being charmed with the sound of...that I met by the way, in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered him all my money for it. 2. I then came home, and went whistling over the house,...
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