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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

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - 398 pages
...child of 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 and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the...
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Benjamin Franklin: A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation, One ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Statesmen - 1876 - 373 pages
...of sixty-six years : " 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 gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much...
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The Fourth Reader

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - Children's stories - 1878 - 248 pages
...child, 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. 2. I then came home, and went whistling all over the...
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Benjamin Franklin, printer's boy, statesman, philosopher, and patriot

John Stevens C. Abbott - 1879 - 373 pages
...of sixty-six years : " 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 gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much...
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Foundation English: The Expression of Ideas

Alice B. Macdonald - English language - 1911 - 287 pages
...child of 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 and gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the...
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Elson Grammar School Readers, Book 1

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1911
...child of 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...whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another 5 boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all...
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Choice Literature, Book 5

Readers - 1912
...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 charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home and went whistling all over the house, much...
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The Progressive Composition Lessons: fifth and sixth years ..., Volume 2, Page 2

Ida M. Brautigam, Charles Harper, Cecil A.. Kidd - English language - 1913
...child of 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 and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the...
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The Oxford Book of American Essays

Brander Matthews - American essays - 1914 - 508 pages
...child of 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 and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the...
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The Oxford Book of American Essays

American essays - 1914 - 508 pages
...filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children; and being 4 charmed with the sound of a whistle, 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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