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Marigold House

Sarah Orne Jewett

Table of Differences between the Play Days text and the St. Nicholas text.


Paragraph Play Days St. Nicholas
1 [Does not appear in Play Days]  
5 the vacation Nelly and Alice the vacation, Nelly, and Alice
5 several tea-parties, which were several tea-parties which were
5 little napkins were perfectly delightful little napkins, were perfectly fascinating
6 ready for summer as fast as possible, .... all the last summer's clothes ready for Summer as fast as possible,... all the last Summer's clothes
6 great deal of work; and  great deal of work, and 
7 country; and she used often to come out to the play-house with country, and she used to come out to the play-house often with
8 but after a week or so they but, after a week or so, they
8 could have only two parties a week could only have one party a week
10 Nelly had been housekeeping Nelly had been at housekeeping
10 and Aunt Bessie had gone and Miss Bessie had gone
10 two dear girls to go down two nice girls, to go down
10 all been talking a few minutes all been talking for a few minutes
12 the cook at home several times the cook at home do it several times
12 potatoes and meat, and a little rice potatoes and meat and a little rice
13 soon as she could speak, "Can't  soon as she could speak: "Can't 
14 soup out in the other kettle soup out into the other kettle
14 baking well, and they went baking well, so they went
17 for the tea-set was in some respects inconvenient,... except in the matter of a soup-tureen for the tea-set was, in some respects, inconvenient,... except in the question of a soup-tureen
17 was a state banquet was a State banquet
19 said Queen Victoria, "but said Queen Victoria; "but
21 she managed to say, - she managed to say:
24 "Won't you please wait a minute?" said Nelly; and "Wont you please wait a minute?" said Nelly, and
24 virtuously, "Mamma never wishes beggars to go away hungry, and she tells me to be always very kind virtuously: "Mamma never wishes beggars to go away hungry, and she always tells me to be very kind
27 "and ain't this the swate little house! "and aint this the swate little house!
27 me ould bones in! me old bones in!
28 dinner than usual, - there dinner than usual - there
29 there was first, soup there was first - soup
29 and lastly, "little-biscuit and, lastly, "little-biscuit
30 and ain't it the weary ... like that!" and without any more urging she and aint it the weary ... like that!" and, without any more urging, she
31 Nelly thought she was so hungry Nelly thought as she was so hungry
32 which had unfortunately been boiling which had, unfortunately, been boiling
35 said she after a while said she after awhile
36 looking quite crestfallen, "and looking quite crest-fallen; "and
38 strawberries were served she was strawberries were served, she was
42 meditative way, and began. meditative way, and then began.
44 to him, says she: -  to him, says she:
51 and she, bein' a fairy and she bein' a fairy
53 dead as a stone dead as a shtone
55 to the good son: - to the good son:
62 he ate and drunk and wint he ate and drank and wint
67 back again to the tree back ag'in to the tree
73 there sat Aunt Bessie herself there sat Miss Bessie herself
76 will have a drive." will have a drive.[" missing]
77 to drive, but Miss Bessie stayed at Marigold House all the afternoon, and my friend the Housekeeper to drive; but Miss Bessie stayed at Marigold House all the afternoon, and My Friend the Housekeeper

 
 
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