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Out of Sight: A Story

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    Jane Lippitt Patterson (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... OUT OF SIGHT. CHAPTER I. CLOUDS WITH SILVER LININGS. SITTING by my window with three-years-old Ned across my knee, and trying to answer his quaint and many questions, it fell to my lot to tell him the literal meaning of 'Out of Sight.' As the street throng pressed hither and thither, and some fantastic hat or many-hued dress made a special mark for observation, I tried to still his little, perplexing tongue by pointing to an object for his keen, black eyes. But Ned is too young to follow accurately the nod of your head or the point of your finger. And not yet is he able to understand elaborate descriptions of attire, though he is thus early somewhat fastidious about the colors of his own jacket, and the quality and cue of his cap and shoes. He is pretty sure to put on the new cap if he can reach it, and ask for the high-laced boots if there are any signs of a walk on the street with 'Papa.' But this time the object to which I tried to direct him,--a pretty young girl arrayed in the latest Parisian incongruities, with something very queer upon her head,--turned the corner, and could no longer be seen: and to his eager, ' Where, where?' I told him she was out of sight. 'What is ' out of sight?'' 'You see the corner of the street yonder, Ned?' 'Yes, Neddy sees that, over there.' 'Well, you watch those little boys going that way, and when you can no longer see them they are out of sight,--that is, they have turned the corner, and are off so far little Ned's eyes, though very bright ones, cannot see them.' 'Is that'out of sight?'' 'Yes, my boy, that is what we mean when we say out of sight. It may be people turning the corner of the street: and it may be your woollen ball hidden in Jack's blanket: sometimes you know you cannot see your playthings: they are, pe...
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