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Bessie at the Sea-Side (The Bessie Books, #1) Joanna H. Mathews

Bessie at the Sea-Side (The Bessie Books, #1)

Joanna H. Mathews

Published 1867
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Hardcover
357 pages
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THE hotel carriage rolled away from Mr. Bradfords door with papa and mamma, the two nurses and four little children inside, and such a lot of trunks and baskets on the top- all on their way to Quam Beach. Harry and Fred, the two elder boys, were toMoreTHE hotel carriage rolled away from Mr. Bradfords door with papa and mamma, the two nurses and four little children inside, and such a lot of trunks and baskets on the top- all on their way to Quam Beach. Harry and Fred, the two elder boys, were to stay with grandmamma until their school was over- and then they also were to go to the sea-side. The great coach carried them across the ferry, and then they all jumped out and took their seats in the cars. It was a long, long ride, and after they left the cars there were still three or four miles to go in the stage, so that it was quite dark night when they reached Mrs. Joness house. Poor little sick Bessie was tired out, and even Maggie, who had enjoyed the journey very much, thought that she should be glad to go to bed as soon as she had had her supper. It was so dark that the children could not see the ocean, of which they had talked and thought so much- but they could hear the sound of the waves as they rolled up on the beach. There was a large hotel at Quam, but Mrs. Bradford did not choose to go there with her little children- and so she had hired all the rooms that Mrs. Jones could spare in her house. The rooms were neat and clean, but very plain, and not very large, and so different from those at home that Maggie thought she should not like them at all. In that which was to be the nursery was a large, four-post bedstead in which nurse and Franky were to sleep- and beside it stood an old-fashioned trundle-bed, which was for Maggie and Bessie. Bessie was only too glad to be put into it at once, but Maggie looked at it with great displeasure.