Excerpt from The Winston Readers: Third Reader There was once a little brownie, who lived in a coal cellar. Now a coal cellar is a curious place to live in; but then a brownie is a curious creature. He is not one of the fairies who ﬂit about on butterﬂy wings. Of what use would they be in a coal cellar? He is a sober, stay-at-home little elf. He is not much to look at, even if you do see him, which is not likely. He is only a little Old man, about a foot high, all dressed in brown, with brown face and hands and a brown peaked cap. He is the color Of a brown mouse and, like a mouse, he hides in corners of the kitchen and comes out after dark when nobody is about. I said you were not likely to see him. I never did, and never knew anybody who did. Still I have heard many funny stories about brownies, and so I may as well tell you the adventures of a brownie who followed a family about from house to house for many years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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