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The Water Dolly
Sarah Orne Jewett
Table of Differences between the St. Nicholas Magazine text and the Play Days text.
Paragraph Play Days St. Nicholas 1 the Starbirds, - Jonah and his wife the Starbirds, Jonah and his wife 1 It was a long, straight, sandy road, which once in a while led through a clump of pines, It was a long, straight sandy road, once in a while going through a clump of pines, 2 one place that Prissy was always one place that Prissy, the little girl, was always 2 every Sunday when she came from church every Sunday that she went to church 2 pull the left-hand rein pull the left hand rein 2 dingy shoemaker's shop, - a little church with its belfry dingy shoemaker's shop - a little church it was, with belfry 2 Starbird turned the corner decidedly, saying: "I shouldn't Starbird turned the corner very decidedly, saying, "I shouldn't 5 always three-quarters of a mile always three quarters of a mile 6 on the dry sand again, on the sand again, 7 Wouldn't it be fun, Wouldn't it be nice, 8 You know lots of ships get wrecked You know so many ships get wrecked 8 little broken shells, and old, good-for-nothing jelly-fishes, and wizzled-up sea-weed, and fish-bones, and chips little broken shells and old good-for-nothing jelly fishes, and wizzled-up sea-weed, and fish bones, and chips 10 we get any money, if your father we get any money if your father 11 a doll in the sea, - a drowned doll, you know, with nobody to play with it, - why a doll in the sea - a real nice doll, you know, with nobody to play with it - why 13 breeze began to come in from breeze began to blow from 16 pebbles up on shore, out of their way pebbles up on shore out of their way 16 were rocking up and down on the waves were dancing up and down on the waves 16 against the cliffs and making the beach against the cliffs, and making the beach 18 watched the sand-pipers flying watched the sandheaps flying 18 father and Sam, who were busy mending a trawl father and Sam, who were doing something to the cod lines 18 to oil the cart-wheels to oil the cart wheels 20 such a good thing to go after kelp such a nice thing to go after kelp 20 swimming after the kelp, if there swimming after the kelp if there 21 The next morning, just after daybreak, they rode away in the cart, - Mr. Starbird and Prissy on the seat, and Sam standing up behind, - drawn by the sleepy, weather-beaten little horse. The next morning just after daybreak they rode away in the cart; Mr. Starbird and Prissy on the seat, and Sam standing up behind, drawn by the sleepy weather-beaten little horse. 21 busy as a beaver, picking out busy as a beaver picking out 21 a very smooth white one a very smooth one 21 Besides these, there seemed Besides these there seemed 21 graceful circle around the rest graceful circle round the rest 21 and once, as she came splashing and once as she came splashing 21 a fine, lively mate a fine lively mate 22 by five o'clock, and there was a great deal of business going on, for the tide had turned at four, by six o'clock, and there was a great deal of business going on, for the tide had turned at five, 24 Just as she reached it, the waved rolled it over and showed her its beautiful face. Just as she reached it the waved rolled it over and showed her its cunning little face. 24 oh, joy of joys, such oh, joy of joys! such 25 two big lobsters for express men two big lobsters for expressmen 26 Sam was hot and tired, and didn't Sam was hot and tired and didn't 27 I never thought she was not mine. I never thought but she was mine. 28 and cried more and more, and cried more and more; 29 kept all her clothes in my best little kept all her things in my best little 31 hugged the water dolly very close hugged the water-dolly very close 32 child who had lost her doll child who had lost a doll 33 carrying out a fishing-party carrying out a fishing party 34 lady came down-stairs and out lady came down stairs and out 35 in the sweetest way; "you are in the sweetest way - "you are 35 little sandy, sunburnt one little sandy sunburnt one 37 particularly the hotel people particularly the hotel folks 41 had gone away, "I wish had gone away; "I wish 41 I never saw a child seem happier I never saw a child more happy 42 In the afternoon, directly after dinner, In the afternoon, just as soon as dinner, 42 she and the new dolly set up housekeeping she and the new dolly set up house-keeping 42 rock that made some shelves rock that made nice shelves 42 with a few long boards with some long boards 42 nearly worn out by the rain. A bottle, with a big, jolly marigold in it, stood on a point of the rock that she called nearly spoiled by the rain. A bottle, with a big staring marigold in it, stood on a point of a rock that she called 42 with "Friendship's Offering" with "Friendship's offering" 42 after all it was grand after all it was quite grand 43 a bit of fishline a bit of a fish-line 43 said she to the doll; "you said she to the doll - "you 44 dolly looked happy, as if she dolly looked happy as if she
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