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A Christmas Posy by Mrs. Molesworth

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A CHRISTMAS POSY

by

MRS MOLESWORTH

With illustrations by Walter Crane

[Illustration: GRANDMOTHER DEAR'S OLD WATCH

"Come out here for a moment, Sylvia," she called to her sister; "we can see her as far as the corner--" P. 2]

[Illustration]

London: MacMillan And Co. 1888

TO

MY TWO LITTLE FRIENDS

Julia and Isabel

TWIN-SISTERS

LONDON, _29th February 1888_.

CONTENTS

PAGE

"GRANDMOTHER DEAR'S" OLD WATCH 1

MY PINK PET 28

AN HONEST LITTLE MAN 53

THE SIX POOR LITTLE PRINCESSES 61

BASIL'S VIOLIN 77

THE MISSING BON-BONS 124

LOST ROLLO 147

THE BLUE DWARFS 177

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

"GRANDMOTHER DEAR'S" OLD WATCH--

"'Come out here for a moment, Sylvia,' she called to her sister; 'we can see her as far as the corner.'" 2

MY PINK PET--

"One day I was playing as usual in my own little room, when the door suddenly opened." 43

AN HONEST LITTLE MAN--

"Him has one, zank you." 55

THE SIX POOR LITTLE PRINCESSES--

"Ginevra found herself running upstairs, though not so fast as the evening before, for fear of dropping the precious parcel she held in her arms." 71


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