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Kids Books: The Hound in the Red Jersey - Book 18 Thom Berks

Kids Books: The Hound in the Red Jersey - Book 18

Thom Berks

Published February 22nd 2011
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Peter had a birthday—his tenth. Among his other presents was a model engine more perfect than you could ever have dreamed of.The other presents were full of charm, but the Engine was fuller of charm than any of the others were.Its charm lasted inMorePeter had a birthday—his tenth. Among his other presents was a model engine more perfect than you could ever have dreamed of.The other presents were full of charm, but the Engine was fuller of charm than any of the others were.Its charm lasted in its full perfection for exactly three days. Then, owing either to Peters inexperience or Phylliss good intentions, which had been rather pressing, or to some other cause, the Engine suddenly went off with a bang.James was so frightened that he went out and did not come back all day. All the Noahs Ark people who were in the tender were broken to bits, but nothing else was hurt except the poor little engine and the feelings of Peter.The others said he cried over it—but of course boys of ten do not cry, however terrible the tragedies may be which darken their lot. He said that his eyes were red because he had a cold.This turned out to be true, though Peter did not know it was when he said it, the next day he had to go to bed and stay there. Mother began to be afraid that he might be sickening for measles, when suddenly he sat up in bed and said:I hate gruel—I hate barley water—I hate bread and milk. I want to get up and have something REAL to eat.What would you like? Mother asked.A pigeon-pie, said Peter, eagerly, a large pigeon-pie. A very large one.