Little miss grouch

121 2 0
  • Loading ...
1/121 trang
Tải xuống

Thông tin tài liệu

Ngày đăng: 14/03/2020, 18:41

TheProjectGutenbergEBookofLittleMissGrouch,bySamuelHopkinsAdams ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereatnocostandwith almostnorestrictionswhatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayor re-useitunderthetermsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincluded withthiseBookoronlineatwww.gutenberg.org Title:LittleMissGrouch ANarrativeBasedontheLogofAlexanderForsythSmith's MaidenTransatlanticVoyage Author:SamuelHopkinsAdams Illustrator:R M Crosby ReleaseDate:August1,2007[EBook#22196] Language:English ***STARTOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKLITTLEMISSGROUCH*** ProducedbyRogerFrankandtheOnlineDistributed ProofreadingTeamathttp://www.pgdp.net "GOOD-NIGHT,SHESAID,"AND THANKYOU" "GOOD-NIGHT,SHESAID,"AND—THANKYOU" LittleMissGrouch ANARRATIVEBASEDUPONTHE PRIVATELOGOF ALEXANDERFORSYTHSMITH'S MAIDENTRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE BY SAMUELHOPKINSADAMS WithIllustrationsby R M Crosby BOSTONANDNEWYORK HOUGHTONMIFFLINCOMPANY TheRiversidePressCambridge 1915 COPYRIGHT,1914AND1915,BYTHEBUTTERICKPUBLISHING COMPANY COPYRIGHT,1915,BYSAMUELHOPKINSADAMS ALLRIGHTSRESERVED PublishedSeptember1915 Illustrations "GOOD-NIGHT,SHESAID,"AND THANK Frontispiece YOU" "AREN'TYOUGOINGTOSPEAKTOME?" 38 SURPRISEHELDTHETYRO'STONGUEIN 52 LEASH "OH,LOOKATTHATADORABLEBABY!" 74 "COULDN'TYOULENDMEFIVE 112 DOLLARS?" HERKNIGHTKEEPINGWATCHOVER 144 HER THETYROCURLEDHISLEGSUNDER 166 HIM "YOU'VECOMETHROUGH,MYBOY" 206 LittleMissGrouch I Firstdayout Weatherhorrible,uncertainandsqually,butinteresting Developmentspromised Feelfine SMITH'SLOG SeveraltugswerepersuasivelynudgingtheClanMacgregoroutfromher pier Besidethetoweringflanksofthesea-monster,newestandbiggestofherspecies, they seemed absurdly inadequate to the job But they made up for their insignificance by self-important and fussy puffings and pipings, while, like an elephant harried by terriers, the vast mass slowly swung outward toward the open Fromthepiertherearoseacompositeclamoroffarewell The Tyro gazed down upon this lively scene with a feeling of loneliness No portionoftheceremonialofpartingappertainedpersonallytohim Hehadhad hisfairfractionintheformofacrowdofenthusiasticfriendswhocametosee himoffonhismaidenvoyage They,however,retiredearly,actingasescortto histearfulmotherandsisterwhohadgivenwaytouncontrollablegriefearlyin theproceedings,onatheoryheld,Ibelieve,bythegeneralityofwomankindin the face of considerable evidence to the contrary, that a first-time voyager seldomifevercomesbackalive Lackingindividualattention,theTyrodecided to appropriate a share of the communal Therefore he bowed and waved indiscriminately, and was distinctly cheered up by a point-blank smile and handkerchief flutter from a piquant brunette who liked his looks Most people likedhislooks,particularlywomen Intheforegroundofthedockwasanindividualwhoapparentlydidn't Hewasa fashionableandfranticoldish-youngman,whohadburstthroughthebarrierand nowjiggeduponthepier-headinamannernotcountenancedbytheSocietyfor StandardizingBallroomDances AtintervalshemadegesturestowardtheTyro asifstriving,againstunfairoddsofdistance,tosweephimfromthesurface of creation As the Tyro had never before set eyes upon him, this was surprising Thesolutionofthemysterycamefromthecrowd,close-pressedabouttheTyro It took the form of an unmistakable sniffle, and it somehow contrived to be indubitablyandratherpitifullyfeminine TheTyroturned At,orratherunderneath,hisleftshoulder,andtryingtopeepoverorpastit,he beheldasmallportionofamostwoe-begonelittleface,heavilyswathedagainst thenippingMarchwind Throughthebecloudingveilhecoulddimlymakeout thattheeyeswereswollen,thecheeksweremottled;eventhenose—withregret Istateit—wasredandpuffy Anunsightly,melancholylittlespectacletowhich the Tyro's young heart went out in prompt pity It had a habit of going out in friendlyandhelpfulwisetoforlornandunconsideredpeople,tothekindoffolk thatnobodyelsehadtimetobotherabout "Whatamessofaface,poorkiddy!"saidtheTyrotohimself From the mess came another sniffle and then a gurgle The Tyro, with a lithe movement of his body, slipped aside from his position of vantage, and the pressure of the crowd brought the girl against the rail Thereupon the Seven SaltatoryDevilspossessingtheframeofthefranticandfashionabledock-dancer desertedit,yieldingplacetoademonofvocality "Ithinkhe'scallingtoyou,"saidtheTyrointhegirl'sear Thegirlshookherheadwithavehemencewhichimpartednotsomuchdenialas an"I-don't-care-if-he-is"impression Stridentlysoundedthevoiceofdistressfromthepier "Pilot-boat,"ityelled,and repeatedit "Pilot!Pilot!Come—back—pilot-boat." Again the girl shook her head, this time so violently that her hair—soft, curly, luxurianthair—loosenedandcloudedaboutherforeheadandears Inavoiceno morethanahusky,tremulouswhisper,whichwastooloweventobeintendedto carryacrossthewideningwater-space,andthereforemanifestlypurposedforthe establishmentofherownconviction,shesaid: "Iwo-won't Iwon't IWON'T!!!"Atthethirddeclarationshebroughtasaberedgedheeldownsquareuponthemostafflictedtoeofaverysorefootwhichthe Tyrohadbeennursingsinceacollisioninthesquashcourtsomedaysprevious Involuntarilyheutteredacryofanguish,followedbyamonosyllabicquotation fromtheoriginalAnglo-Saxon Thegirlturneduponhimabalefulface,while the long-distance conversationalist on the dock reverted to his original possessionandfadedfromsightinaseriesofinvolutedspasms "Whatdidyousay?"shedemanded,stillinthathushedandcatchyvoice "'Hell,'" repeated the Tyro, in a tone of explication, "'is paved with good intentions.'It'saproverb." "Iknowthataswellasyoudo,"shewhisperedresentfully "Butwhathasthatto dowith—withme?" "Lord!Whataviciouslittlespitfireitis,"saidhetohimself Then,aloud:"Itwas my good intention to remove that foot and substitute the other one, which is betterabletosustain—" "WasthatyourfootIsteppedon?" "Itwas Itisnowapicturesqueandobsoleteruin." "Ithadnorighttobethere." "Butthat'swhereI'vealwayskeptit,"heprotested,"rightattheendofthatleg." "IfyouwantmetosayI'msorry,Iwon't,Iwon't—I—" "Help!"criedtheTyro "Onemoreofthose'won'ts'andI'macrippleforlife." Therewasaconvulsivemovementofthefeaturesbeneaththeheavyveil,which theTyrotooktobethebeginningofasmile Hewasencouraged Thetwoyoung peoplewerepracticallyalonenow,thecrowdhavingmovedforwardforsightof aFrenchlinersweepingproudlyuptheriver Thegirlturnedhergazeuponthe injuredmember "DidIreallyhurtyoumuch?"sheasked,stillwhispering "Not a bit," lied the Tyro manfully "I just made that an excuse to get you to talk." "Indeed!"Theheadtiltedup,furnishingtotheTyrothedistinctmoulding,under theblurringfabric,ofadeterminedandresentfulchin "Well,Ican'ttalk Ican onlywhisper." "Sorethroat?" "No." "Well,it'snoneofmybusiness,"concededtheTyro "Butyouratherlookedasif —asifyouwereintrouble,andIthoughtperhapsIcouldhelpyou." "Idon'twantanyhelp I'mallright."Toprovewhichshebegantocryagain TheTyroledherovertoadeck-chairandmadehersitdown "Ofcourseyouare Youjustsitthereandthinkhowall-rightyouareforfiveminutesandthenyou willbeallright." "ButI'mnotgoingback Never!Never!!Nev-ver!!!" "Certainlynot,"saidtheTyrosoothingly "YouspeaktomeasifIwereachild!" "Soyouare—almost." "That's what they all think at home That's why I'm—I'm running away from them,"shewailed,inafreshaccessofself-commiseration "Runningaway!ToEurope?" "Wheredidyouthinkthisshipwasboundfor?" "But—allalone?"queriedtheother,thunderstruck "All alone?" She contrived to inform her whisper with a malicious mimicry of hisdismay "Isupposethegirlsyouknowtakethewholefamilyalongwhenthey runaway Idiot!" "Goahead!"heencouragedher "Takeitoutonme Relieveyourfeelings You can'thurtmine." "Ihaven'tevengotamaidwithme,"mournedthegirl "Shegotleft F-f-father willhaveafu-fu-fit!" "Father was practicing for it, according to my limited powers of observation, whenlastseen." "What!Wheredidyouseehim?" "Wasn't it father who was giving the commendable imitation of a whirling dervishonthepier-head?" "Heavens,no!That'sthe—themanI'mrunningawayfrom." "Theplotthickens Ithoughtitwasyourfamilyyouwereeluding." "Everybody!Everything!AndI'mnevercomingback There'snowaytheycan getmenow,isthere?" AreiteratedwordoftheconvulsivehowleronthedockhadstuckintheTyro's mind "Whataboutthepilot-boat?" "Oh! Could they? What shall I do? I won't go back I'll jump overboard first Andyoudonothingbutstandtherelikeaninny." "Many thanks, gentle maiden," returned her companion, unperturbed, "for this testimonialofconfidenceandesteem Witheveryinclinationtoaidandabetany crimeormisdemeanorwithinreach,IneverthelessthinkIoughttobeletinon thesecretbeforeIcommitmyselffinally." "It—it'sthatThingonthedock." "Soyouledmetoinfer." "Hewantstomarryme." "Well, America is the land of boundless ambitions," observed the young man politely "Butthey'llmakememarryhimifIstay,"camethehalf-strangledwhisper "I'm engagedtohim,Itellyou." "No; you didn't tell me anything of the sort Why, he's old enough to be your father." "Older!"sheasseveratedspitefully "Andhatefullerthanheisold." "Whydosuchathing?" "Ididn'tdoit." "Thenhediditallhimself?Ithoughtittooktwotomakeanengagement." "Itdoes Fatherwastheotherone." "Oh!Fatherisgreatlyimpressedwithouracrobaticfriend'seligibilityasson-inlaw?" "Well,ofcourse,he'sgotplentyofmoney,andasplendidposition,andallthat And I—I—I didn't exactly say 'No.' But when I saw it in the newspapers, all spreadoutforeverybodytoread—" "Hello!Itgotintothepapers,didit?" "Yesterday morning Father put it in; I know he did I cried all night, and this morning I had Marie pack my things, and I made a rush for this old ship, and they didn't have anything for me but a stuffy little hole 'way down in the hold somewhere,andIwishIweredead!" "Oh,cheerup!"counseledtheTyro "I'vegotanawfullydecentstateroom—123 D,andifyouwanttochange—" "Why,I'm129D That'sthesamekindofroominthesamepassage Doyoucall thatfittolivein?" Now the Tyro is a person of singularly equable temperament But to have an offerwhichhehadmadeonlywithself-sacrificingeffortthuscavalierlyreceived byared-nosed,blear-eyed,impudentlittlechittermouse(thus,Imustreluctantly admit, did he mentally characterize his new acquaintance), was just a bit too much "Youdon'thavetoaccepttheoffer,youknow,"heassuredher "Ionlymadeitto beoffensive AndasI'veapparentlybeensuccessfulbeyondmyfondesthopes,I willnowwaftmyselfaway." There was some kind of struggle in which the lachrymose maiden's whole anatomyseemedinvolved,andthenaglovedhandwentoutappealingly "Meaningthatyou'resorry?"inquiredtheTyrosternly Some sounds there are which elude the efforts of the most onomatopœic pen Still,asnearlyasmaybe— "Buh!"saidthedamsel "Buh—huh—huh!" "Oh,inthatcase."TheTyroturnedback Therewasalongpause,whilethegirlstruggledforself-command,duringwhich hersquirehadtimetoobservewithsomesurprisethatshehadawhitegloveon herlefthandandatanoneonherright,andthatherapparelseemedtohavebeen putonwithoutdueregardtothecardinalpointsofthecompass Throughtheveil sheperceivedandinterpretedhisappraisal "I'madowdyfrump!"shelamented,half-voiced "IdressedmyselfwhileMarie waspacking Butyouneedn'tbeso—sosuperciliousaboutit." "I'mnot,"protestedhe,conscience-stricken "Youare!WhenyoulookatmethatwayIhateyou!I'mnotsorryIwasnastyto you I'mglad!IwishI'dbeennastier!" TheTyrobentuponherafascinatedbutbalefulregard "Angelchild,"saidhein sugaredaccents,"appeasemycuriosity Answermeonequestion." red?Say'Yes.'" "Yes,"saidthebewilderedyoungman,obediently "AndI'mhoarseasacrow AmI?Sayit!" "Y-y-yes,"hestammered "AndI'mhomelyandfrowsy,anddowdyandhorridandaperfectmess AmIa mess?Say—" "No!"TherebelintheTyrobrokebonds "You'retheloveliestandmostadorable andsweetestthingonthisearth,andIloveyou." "I—Ithinkyoumighthavesaiditbefore,"saidLittleMissGrouchinaverywee voice "I'dnobusinesstosayitatall ButIsimplycouldn'tgowithout—" "Go?"shecried,startled "Where?" "Away Itdoesn'tmatterwhere." "Awayfromme?" "Yes." Shefacedhimwithleveledeyes,tearlessnow,andinfinitelypleading "Youcouldn'tdothat,"shesaid "Imust." "After—afterlastnight,ondeck?And—andnow—whatyou'vejustsaid?" "Ican'thelpit,dear,"hesaidmiserably "I'vebeentalkingwithyourfather." "Isit—isitourmoney?" "Yes." "Areyouacoward?"sheflashed "Afraidofwhatpeoplewouldsay?" "Afraid of what you yourself would feel when you found yourself missing the thingsyou'vebeenusedtosolong." "WhatdoIcareforthosethings?It'sjustasortofsnobberyinyou Oh,I'dhave married you when I thought your name was Daddleskink!" she cried, with flamingface "Andnowbecausewe'redifferentfromwhatyouthought,you— you—" "You'renotmakingitveryeasyforme,dear,"hesaidpiteously Therecameintoherface,likeaninspiration,aradianceofthetenderestfun She put her hands one on each of his shoulders, and with a little soft catch in her voice,sang:— "Ladyoncelovedapig 'Honey,'saidshe, 'Pig,willyoumarryme?'— "Yougrunt!"shebadehim Hestrovetoturnhisfaceaway "Grunt,"shebesought "Grunt,Pig;PerfectPig!Gruntnoworforeverholdyour peace." Then the clinging hands slipped forward, the soft arms closed about his neck, andshewassobbingwithhercheekpressedclosetohischeek "Iwon'tletyougo Iwon't!Never,never,never!" "But I don't know what I'm to say to your father, darling," he said, as the grindingofthetenderagainstthewharfbroughtthembacktorealities "Leavehimtome,"shebadehim "I'mgoingtosendforhimandJudgeEnderby now." Thetwoappearedpromptly "Dad," she said, "you remember what you said about the house on Battery Place?" "IthinkIdo." "Thatyou'dgetitformeifyouhadtobuyofftheoptionforamillion?" "Correct." "Andyou'restillWayneofhisWord?" "Tryme." "Give your check to Mr Smith Our price is just a million Then," she added withanentrancingblush,"youcangiveusthehouseasaweddingpresent." "Sothat'sthebargain,isit?"queriedthefinancier "No Itisn'tthebargainatall,"repliedtheTyro,withquietfirmness "Theoption isn'tforsale." "Notatamillion?" "Certainlynotatamillion Itisn'tworthanythinglikethat." "Athing'sworthwhatyoucangetforit." "For value received Not for charity, with however glossy a sugar-coating If MissWayne—Cecily—" "LittleMissGrouch,"correctedthegirlwiththesmileofaparticularlypleased angel "If Little Miss Grouch marries me, she will have to marry me on what I'm honestlyworth." "I'mcontent,"saidLittleMissGrouch "So am I," said Mr Wayne heartily "You've come through, my boy." He set a friendly hand on the Tyro's shoulder "As for Remsen Van Dam," he added, scratching his head ruefully, "I might have known that Cecily's pick would be betterthanmine Lookhere,children,"headdedbriskly,"let'sgetthisthingover anddonewithawayfromtheAmericanpapers Enderby,howdoAmericansget marriedinEngland?" "Givemefivedol—Imeanfivehundreddollars,"respondedtheJudgepromptly "Whatfor?" "Advice." "YOU'VECOMETHROUGH,MYBOY" "YOU'VECOMETHROUGH,MYBOY" "Done,"saidMr Wayne "Andleaveittome Letmesee."Hetotaleduponhisfingers "Fiveandfiveis ten,andfiveisfifteen,andfivehundredisfivefifteen;averyfairprofitonthe voyage It'llbuyaweddingpresentfor—" "FortheHouseofSmithonBatteryPlace,"saidLittleMissGrouchdemurely THEEND TheRiversidePress CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS U S A THECLARION BySamuelHopkinsAdams ThestoryofanAmericancity,themenwhocontrolledit,theyoungeditorwho attemptedtoreformit,andtheaudaciousgirlwhohelpedswayitsdestinies "Avividandpicturesquestory."—BostonTranscript "One of the most important novels of the year—a vivid, strong, sincere story."—NewOrleansTimes-Picayune "Atremendouslyinterestingnovel—vividandgripping."—ChicagoTribune "One of the most interestingly stirring stories of modern life yet published vividlytoldandofburninginterest."—PhiladelphiaPublicLedger Illustrated $1.35net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK THESTREETOFSEVENSTARS ByMaryRobertsRinehart A story of two young lovers—students in far-away Vienna—and their struggle with poverty and temptation Incidentally, a graphic picture of life in the warworncityoftheHapsburgs FromLetterstotheAuthor: "Freshandcleanandsweet—astorywhichmakesonefeelthebetterforhaving readitandwishthathecouldknowallofyourdearcharacters."—California "Littlethathasbeenwritteninthelastdecadehasgivenmesuchpleasure,and nothinghasmovedmetopentoanauthorawordofpraiseuntilto-day."—Utah "'TheStreetofSevenStars'willbereadfiftyyearsfromnow,andwillstillbe helpingpeopletobebraverandbetter."—NewYork "ItstandsfaraboveanyrecentfictionIhaveread."—Massachusetts "Quitethebestthingyouhaveeverwritten."—Connecticut $1.25net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK THEPOET ByMeredithNicholson A clever, kindly portrait of a famous living poet, interwoven with a charming lovestory "Not since Henry Harland told us the story of the gentle Cardinal and his snuffbox, have we had anything as idyllic as Meredith Nicholson's 'The Poet.'"—NewYorkEveningSun "Thisdelightfulstory,sofilledwithblendedpoetryandcommonsense,reminds one,ashereachesinstinctivelyforaparallel,oftherarelydelicateandbeautiful onestoldbyThomasBaileyAldrich."—WashingtonStar "ArareperformanceinAmericanliterature EverybodyknowswhothePoetis, but if they want to know him as a kind of Good Samaritan in a different way than they know him in his verses, they should read this charming idyll."—BostonTranscript Illustratedincolor $1.30net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK THEWITCH ByMaryJohnston Miss Johnston's most successful historical novel, a romance glowing with imagination, adventure, and surging passions The stormy days of Queen Elizabethliveagaininthispowerfultaleofthe"witch"andherlover "A well-told and effective story, the most artistic that Miss Johnston has written."—NewYorkSun "Apowerful,realistictale."—NewYorkWorld "ThisisMaryJohnston'sgreatestbook."—ClevelandPlainDealer "AnextraordinarilygraphicpictureofthewitchcraftdelusioninEnglandinthe agethatfollowedQueenElizabeth'sdeath."—SanFranciscoChronicle "Farmore artistic than anythingthat Miss Johnston has written since'ToHave andToHold.'"—ProvidenceJournal Withfrontispieceincolor $1.40net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK OVERLANDRED ByHARRYHERBERTKNIBBS "Overland Red is a sort of mixture of Owen Wister's Virginian and David Harum."—ChicagoEveningPost "Perfectly clean and decent and at the same time full of romantic adventure."—ChicagoTribune "AstorytinglingwiththevirilelifeofthegreatWestinthedayswhenasteady eye and a six-shooter were first aids to the law, 'Overland Red.' should be a widelyreadpieceoffiction."—BostonGlobe "A pulsing, blood-warming romance of California hills, mines, and ranges is 'OverlandRed.' Abookthatshouldbesufficienttoanyauthor'spride."—New YorkWorld Illustratedincolor Crown8vo,$1.35net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK THEAFTERHOUSE ByMARYROBERTSRINEHART "Anabsorbingtaleofmurderandmystery—Mrs Rineharthaswrittennomore excitingstorythanthis."—NewOrleansPicayune "Succeeds to a remarkable degree in thrilling the reader she stands in direct line,andnotunworthily,afterStevensonandthatborntelleroftales,F Marion Crawford."—PhiladelphiaPress "Mrs Rinehart has disclosed herself as an adept and ingenious inventor of thrillingmurderpuzzles,andinnoneofthemhasshetoldastorymoredirectly andmorefluentlythanin'TheAfterHouse.'"—BostonTranscript "Mrs Rineharthas,withnosmallconstructiveskill,createdarealmysteryand left it unsolved until the very last Her incidents follow one another in rapid succession and the interest of the story is maintained to the very end A good novelforquickreading."—NewYorkHerald IllustratedbyMayWilsonPreston 12mo,$1.25net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK THESPAREROOM ByMrs RomillyFedden "A bride and groom, a villa in Capri, a spare room and seven guests (assorted varieties) are the ingredients which go to make this thoroughly amusing book."—ChicagoEveningPost "Bubbling over with laughter distinctly a book to read and chuckle over."—YorkshireObserver "Mrs Fedden has succeeded in arranging for her readers a constant fund of naturalyetwildlyamusingcomplications."—SpringfieldRepublican "A clever bit of comedy that goes with spirit and sparkle, Mrs Fedden's little story shows her to be a genuine humorist She deserves to be welcomed cordiallytotheranksofthosewhocanmakeuslaugh."—NewYorkTimes "Brimfulofrichhumor."—GrandRapidsHerald IllustratedbyHaydonJones 12mo $1.00net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK V V.'SEYES ByHENRYSYDNORHARRISON "'V V.'s Eyes' is a novel of so elevated a spirit, yet of such strong interest, unartificial, and uncritical, that it is obviously a fulfillment of Mr Harrison's intentionto'createrealliterature.'"—BaltimoreNews "Inourjudgmentitisoneofthestrongestandatthesametimemostdelicately wroughtAmericannovelsofrecentyears."—TheOutlook "'V V.'sEyes'isanalmostperfectexampleofidealisticrealism Ithasthesoft heart,theclearvisionandtheboundlessfaithinhumanitythataretypicalofour Americanoutlookonlife."—ChicagoRecord-Herald "A delicate and artistic study of striking power and literary quality which may wellremainthehigh-watermarkinAmericanfictionfortheyear Mr Harrison definitelytakeshisplaceastheoneamongouryoungerAmericannovelistsof whomthemostenduringworkmaybehopedfor."—SpringfieldRepublican PicturesbyR M Crosby Squarecrown8vo $1.35net HOUGHTON BOSTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY NEWYORK EndofProjectGutenberg'sLittleMissGrouch,bySamuelHopkinsAdams ***ENDOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKLITTLEMISSGROUCH*** *****Thisfileshouldbenamed22196-h.htmor22196-h.zip***** Thisandallassociatedfilesofvariousformatswillbefoundin: http://www.gutenberg.org/2/2/1/9/22196/ ProducedbyRogerFrankandtheOnlineDistributed ProofreadingTeamathttp://www.pgdp.net Updatededitionswillreplacethepreviousone theoldeditions willberenamed Creatingtheworksfrompublicdomainprinteditionsmeansthatno oneownsaUnitedStatescopyrightintheseworks,sotheFoundation (andyou!)cancopyanddistributeitintheUnitedStateswithout permissionandwithoutpayingcopyrightroyalties Specialrules, setforthintheGeneralTermsofUsepartofthislicense,applyto copyinganddistributingProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworksto protectthePROJECTGUTENBERG-tmconceptandtrademark Project Gutenbergisaregisteredtrademark,andmaynotbeusedifyou chargefortheeBooks,unlessyoureceivespecificpermission Ifyou donotchargeanythingforcopiesofthiseBook,complyingwiththe rulesisveryeasy YoumayusethiseBookfornearlyanypurpose suchascreationofderivativeworks,reports,performancesand research Theymaybemodifiedandprintedandgivenaway youmaydo practicallyANYTHINGwithpublicdomaineBooks Redistributionis subjecttothetrademarklicense,especiallycommercial redistribution ***START:FULLLICENSE*** THEFULLPROJECTGUTENBERGLICENSE PLEASEREADTHISBEFOREYOUDISTRIBUTEORUSETHISWORK ToprotecttheProjectGutenberg-tmmissionofpromotingthefree distributionofelectronicworks,byusingordistributingthiswork (oranyotherworkassociatedinanywaywiththephrase"Project Gutenberg"),youagreetocomplywithallthetermsoftheFullProject Gutenberg-tmLicense(availablewiththisfileoronlineat http://gutenberg.org/license) Section1 GeneralTermsofUseandRedistributingProjectGutenberg-tm electronicworks 1.A ByreadingorusinganypartofthisProjectGutenberg-tm electronicwork,youindicatethatyouhaveread,understand,agreeto andacceptallthetermsofthislicenseandintellectualproperty (trademark/copyright)agreement Ifyoudonotagreetoabidebyall thetermsofthisagreement,youmustceaseusingandreturnordestroy allcopiesofProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworksinyourpossession IfyoupaidafeeforobtainingacopyoforaccesstoaProject Gutenberg-tmelectronicworkandyoudonotagreetobeboundbythe termsofthisagreement,youmayobtainarefundfromthepersonor entitytowhomyoupaidthefeeassetforthinparagraph1.E.8 1.B "ProjectGutenberg"isaregisteredtrademark Itmayonlybe usedonorassociatedinanywaywithanelectronicworkbypeoplewho agreetobeboundbythetermsofthisagreement Thereareafew thingsthatyoucandowithmostProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworks evenwithoutcomplyingwiththefulltermsofthisagreement See paragraph1.Cbelow TherearealotofthingsyoucandowithProject Gutenberg-tmelectronicworksifyoufollowthetermsofthisagreement andhelppreservefreefutureaccesstoProjectGutenberg-tmelectronic works Seeparagraph1.Ebelow 1.C TheProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundation("theFoundation" orPGLAF),ownsacompilationcopyrightinthecollectionofProject Gutenberg-tmelectronicworks Nearlyalltheindividualworksinthe collectionareinthepublicdomainintheUnitedStates Ifan individualworkisinthepublicdomainintheUnitedStatesandyouare locatedintheUnitedStates,wedonotclaimarighttopreventyoufrom copying,distributing,performing,displayingorcreatingderivative worksbasedontheworkaslongasallreferencestoProjectGutenberg areremoved Ofcourse,wehopethatyouwillsupporttheProject Gutenberg-tmmissionofpromotingfreeaccesstoelectronicworksby freelysharingProjectGutenberg-tmworksincompliancewiththetermsof thisagreementforkeepingtheProjectGutenberg-tmnameassociatedwith thework Youcaneasilycomplywiththetermsofthisagreementby keepingthisworkinthesameformatwithitsattachedfullProject Gutenberg-tmLicensewhenyoushareitwithoutchargewithothers 1.D Thecopyrightlawsoftheplacewhereyouarelocatedalsogovern whatyoucandowiththiswork Copyrightlawsinmostcountriesarein aconstantstateofchange IfyouareoutsidetheUnitedStates,check thelawsofyourcountryinadditiontothetermsofthisagreement beforedownloading,copying,displaying,performing,distributingor creatingderivativeworksbasedonthisworkoranyotherProject Gutenberg-tmwork TheFoundationmakesnorepresentationsconcerning thecopyrightstatusofanyworkinanycountryoutsidetheUnited States 1.E UnlessyouhaveremovedallreferencestoProjectGutenberg: 1.E.1 Thefollowingsentence,withactivelinksto,orotherimmediate accessto,thefullProjectGutenberg-tmLicensemustappearprominently wheneveranycopyofaProjectGutenberg-tmwork(anyworkonwhichthe phrase"ProjectGutenberg"appears,orwithwhichthephrase"Project Gutenberg"isassociated)isaccessed,displayed,performed,viewed, copiedordistributed: ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereatnocostandwith almostnorestrictionswhatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayor re-useitunderthetermsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincluded withthiseBookoronlineatwww.gutenberg.org 1.E.2 IfanindividualProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworkisderived fromthepublicdomain(doesnotcontainanoticeindicatingthatitis postedwithpermissionofthecopyrightholder),theworkcanbecopied anddistributedtoanyoneintheUnitedStateswithoutpayinganyfees orcharges Ifyouareredistributingorprovidingaccesstoawork withthephrase"ProjectGutenberg"associatedwithorappearingonthe work,youmustcomplyeitherwiththerequirementsofparagraphs1.E.1 through1.E.7orobtainpermissionfortheuseoftheworkandthe ProjectGutenberg-tmtrademarkassetforthinparagraphs1.E.8or 1.E.9 1.E.3 IfanindividualProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworkisposted withthepermissionofthecopyrightholder,youruseanddistribution mustcomplywithbothparagraphs1.E.1through1.E.7andanyadditional termsimposedbythecopyrightholder Additionaltermswillbelinked totheProjectGutenberg-tmLicenseforallworkspostedwiththe permissionofthecopyrightholderfoundatthebeginningofthiswork 1.E.4 DonotunlinkordetachorremovethefullProjectGutenberg-tm Licensetermsfromthiswork,oranyfilescontainingapartofthis workoranyotherworkassociatedwithProjectGutenberg-tm 1.E.5 Donotcopy,display,perform,distributeorredistributethis electronicwork,oranypartofthiselectronicwork,without prominentlydisplayingthesentencesetforthinparagraph1.E.1with activelinksorimmediateaccesstothefulltermsoftheProject Gutenberg-tmLicense 1.E.6 Youmayconverttoanddistributethisworkinanybinary, compressed,markedup,nonproprietaryorproprietaryform,includingany wordprocessingorhypertextform However,ifyouprovideaccesstoor distributecopiesofaProjectGutenberg-tmworkinaformatotherthan "PlainVanillaASCII"orotherformatusedintheofficialversion postedontheofficialProjectGutenberg-tmwebsite(www.gutenberg.org), youmust,atnoadditionalcost,feeorexpensetotheuser,providea copy,ameansofexportingacopy,orameansofobtainingacopyupon request,oftheworkinitsoriginal"PlainVanillaASCII"orother form AnyalternateformatmustincludethefullProjectGutenberg-tm Licenseasspecifiedinparagraph1.E.1 1.E.7 Donotchargeafeeforaccessto,viewing,displaying, performing,copyingordistributinganyProjectGutenberg-tmworks unlessyoucomplywithparagraph1.E.8or1.E.9 1.E.8 Youmaychargeareasonablefeeforcopiesoforproviding accesstoordistributingProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworksprovided that -Youpayaroyaltyfeeof20%ofthegrossprofitsyouderivefrom theuseofProjectGutenberg-tmworkscalculatedusingthemethod youalreadyusetocalculateyourapplicabletaxes Thefeeis owedtotheowneroftheProjectGutenberg-tmtrademark,buthe hasagreedtodonateroyaltiesunderthisparagraphtothe ProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundation Royaltypayments mustbepaidwithin60daysfollowingeachdateonwhichyou prepare(orarelegallyrequiredtoprepare)yourperiodictax returns Royaltypaymentsshouldbeclearlymarkedassuchand senttotheProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundationatthe addressspecifiedinSection4,"Informationaboutdonationsto theProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundation." -Youprovideafullrefundofanymoneypaidbyauserwhonotifies youinwriting(orbye-mail)within30daysofreceiptthats/he doesnotagreetothetermsofthefullProjectGutenberg-tm License Youmustrequiresuchausertoreturnor destroyallcopiesoftheworkspossessedinaphysicalmedium anddiscontinuealluseofandallaccesstoothercopiesof ProjectGutenberg-tmworks -Youprovide,inaccordancewithparagraph1.F.3,afullrefundofany moneypaidforaworkorareplacementcopy,ifadefectinthe electronicworkisdiscoveredandreportedtoyouwithin90days ofreceiptofthework -Youcomplywithallothertermsofthisagreementforfree distributionofProjectGutenberg-tmworks 1.E.9 IfyouwishtochargeafeeordistributeaProjectGutenberg-tm electronicworkorgroupofworksondifferenttermsthanareset forthinthisagreement,youmustobtainpermissioninwritingfrom boththeProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundationandMichael Hart,theowneroftheProjectGutenberg-tmtrademark Contactthe FoundationassetforthinSection3below 1.F 1.F.1 ProjectGutenbergvolunteersandemployeesexpendconsiderable efforttoidentify,docopyrightresearchon,transcribeandproofread publicdomainworksincreatingtheProjectGutenberg-tm collection Despitetheseefforts,ProjectGutenberg-tmelectronic works,andthemediumonwhichtheymaybestored,maycontain "Defects,"suchas,butnotlimitedto,incomplete,inaccurateor corruptdata,transcriptionerrors,acopyrightorotherintellectual propertyinfringement,adefectiveordamageddiskorothermedium,a computervirus,orcomputercodesthatdamageorcannotbereadby yourequipment 1.F.2 LIMITEDWARRANTY,DISCLAIMEROFDAMAGES-Exceptforthe"Right ofReplacementorRefund"describedinparagraph1.F.3,theProject GutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundation,theowneroftheProject Gutenberg-tmtrademark,andanyotherpartydistributingaProject Gutenberg-tmelectronicworkunderthisagreement,disclaimall liabilitytoyoufordamages,costsandexpenses,includinglegal fees YOUAGREETHATYOUHAVENOREMEDIESFORNEGLIGENCE,STRICT LIABILITY,BREACHOFWARRANTYORBREACHOFCONTRACTEXCEPTTHOSE PROVIDEDINPARAGRAPHF3 YOUAGREETHATTHEFOUNDATION,THE TRADEMARKOWNER,ANDANYDISTRIBUTORUNDERTHISAGREEMENTWILLNOTBE LIABLETOYOUFORACTUAL,DIRECT,INDIRECT,CONSEQUENTIAL,PUNITIVEOR INCIDENTALDAMAGESEVENIFYOUGIVENOTICEOFTHEPOSSIBILITYOFSUCH DAMAGE 1.F.3 LIMITEDRIGHTOFREPLACEMENTORREFUND-Ifyoudiscovera defectinthiselectronicworkwithin90daysofreceivingit,youcan receivearefundofthemoney(ifany)youpaidforitbysendinga writtenexplanationtothepersonyoureceivedtheworkfrom Ifyou receivedtheworkonaphysicalmedium,youmustreturnthemediumwith yourwrittenexplanation Thepersonorentitythatprovidedyouwith thedefectiveworkmayelecttoprovideareplacementcopyinlieuofa refund Ifyoureceivedtheworkelectronically,thepersonorentity providingittoyoumaychoosetogiveyouasecondopportunityto receivetheworkelectronicallyinlieuofarefund Ifthesecondcopy isalsodefective,youmaydemandarefundinwritingwithoutfurther opportunitiestofixtheproblem 1.F.4 Exceptforthelimitedrightofreplacementorrefundsetforth inparagraph1.F.3,thisworkisprovidedtoyou'AS-IS'WITHNOOTHER WARRANTIESOFANYKIND,EXPRESSORIMPLIED,INCLUDINGBUTNOTLIMITEDTO WARRANTIESOFMERCHANTIBILITYORFITNESSFORANYPURPOSE 1.F.5 Somestatesdonotallowdisclaimersofcertainimplied warrantiesortheexclusionorlimitationofcertaintypesofdamages Ifanydisclaimerorlimitationsetforthinthisagreementviolatesthe lawofthestateapplicabletothisagreement,theagreementshallbe interpretedtomakethemaximumdisclaimerorlimitationpermittedby theapplicablestatelaw Theinvalidityorunenforceabilityofany provisionofthisagreementshallnotvoidtheremainingprovisions 1.F.6 INDEMNITY-YouagreetoindemnifyandholdtheFoundation,the trademarkowner,anyagentoremployeeoftheFoundation,anyone providingcopiesofProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworksinaccordance withthisagreement,andanyvolunteersassociatedwiththeproduction, promotionanddistributionofProjectGutenberg-tmelectronicworks, harmlessfromallliability,costsandexpenses,includinglegalfees, thatarisedirectlyorindirectlyfromanyofthefollowingwhichyoudo orcausetooccur:(a)distributionofthisoranyProjectGutenberg-tm work,(b)alteration,modification,oradditionsordeletionstoany ProjectGutenberg-tmwork,and(c)anyDefectyoucause Section InformationabouttheMissionofProjectGutenberg-tm ProjectGutenberg-tmissynonymouswiththefreedistributionof electronicworksinformatsreadablebythewidestvarietyofcomputers includingobsolete,old,middle-agedandnewcomputers Itexists becauseoftheeffortsofhundredsofvolunteersanddonationsfrom peopleinallwalksoflife Volunteersandfinancialsupporttoprovidevolunteerswiththe assistancetheyneed,iscriticaltoreachingProjectGutenberg-tm's goalsandensuringthattheProjectGutenberg-tmcollectionwill remainfreelyavailableforgenerationstocome In2001,theProject GutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundationwascreatedtoprovideasecure andpermanentfutureforProjectGutenberg-tmandfuturegenerations TolearnmoreabouttheProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundation andhowyoureffortsanddonationscanhelp,seeSections3and4 andtheFoundationwebpageathttp://www.pglaf.org Section3 InformationabouttheProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchive Foundation TheProjectGutenbergLiteraryArchiveFoundationisanonprofit 501(c)(3)educationalcorporationorganizedunderthelawsofthe stateofMississippiandgrantedtaxexemptstatusbytheInternal RevenueService TheFoundation'sEINorfederaltaxidentification numberis64-6221541 Its501(c)(3)letterispostedat http://pglaf.org/fundraising ContributionstotheProjectGutenberg LiteraryArchiveFoundationaretaxdeductibletothefullextent permittedbyU.S federallawsandyourstate'slaws TheFoundation'sprincipalofficeislocatedat4557MelanDr S Fairbanks,AK,99712.,butitsvolunteersandemployeesarescattered throughoutnumerouslocations Itsbusinessofficeislocatedat 809North1500West,SaltLakeCity,UT84116,(801)596-1887,email business@pglaf.org Emailcontactlinksanduptodatecontact informationcanbefoundattheFoundation'swebsiteandofficial pageathttp://pglaf.org Foradditionalcontactinformation: Dr GregoryB Newby ChiefExecutiveandDirector gbnewby@pglaf.org Section4 InformationaboutDonationstotheProjectGutenberg LiteraryArchiveFoundation ProjectGutenberg-tmdependsuponandcannotsurvivewithoutwide spreadpublicsupportanddonationstocarryoutitsmissionof increasingthenumberofpublicdomainandlicensedworksthatcanbe freelydistributedinmachinereadableformaccessiblebythewidest arrayofequipmentincludingoutdatedequipment Manysmalldonations ($1to$5,000)areparticularlyimportanttomaintainingtaxexempt statuswiththeIRS TheFoundationiscommittedtocomplyingwiththelawsregulating charitiesandcharitabledonationsinall50statesoftheUnited States Compliancerequirementsarenotuniformandittakesa considerableeffort,muchpaperworkandmanyfeestomeetandkeepup withtheserequirements Wedonotsolicitdonationsinlocations wherewehavenotreceivedwrittenconfirmationofcompliance To SENDDONATIONSordeterminethestatusofcomplianceforany particularstatevisithttp://pglaf.org Whilewecannotanddonotsolicitcontributionsfromstateswherewe havenotmetthesolicitationrequirements,weknowofnoprohibition againstacceptingunsoliciteddonationsfromdonorsinsuchstateswho approachuswithofferstodonate Internationaldonationsaregratefullyaccepted,butwecannotmake anystatementsconcerningtaxtreatmentofdonationsreceivedfrom outsidetheUnitedStates U.S lawsaloneswampoursmallstaff PleasechecktheProjectGutenbergWebpagesforcurrentdonation methodsandaddresses Donationsareacceptedinanumberofother waysincludingchecks,onlinepaymentsandcreditcarddonations Todonate,pleasevisit:http://pglaf.org/donate Section5 GeneralInformationAboutProjectGutenberg-tmelectronic works ProfessorMichaelS HartistheoriginatoroftheProjectGutenberg-tm conceptofalibraryofelectronicworksthatcouldbefreelyshared withanyone Forthirtyyears,heproducedanddistributedProject Gutenberg-tmeBookswithonlyaloosenetworkofvolunteersupport ProjectGutenberg-tmeBooksareoftencreatedfromseveralprinted editions,allofwhichareconfirmedasPublicDomainintheU.S unlessacopyrightnoticeisincluded Thus,wedonotnecessarily keepeBooksincompliancewithanyparticularpaperedition MostpeoplestartatourWebsitewhichhasthemainPGsearchfacility: http://www.gutenberg.org ThisWebsiteincludesinformationaboutProjectGutenberg-tm, includinghowtomakedonationstotheProjectGutenbergLiterary ArchiveFoundation,howtohelpproduceourneweBooks,andhowto subscribetoouremailnewslettertohearaboutneweBooks ... havemadehimselfagreeableto Little Miss Grouch. " "Miss Who?" "Little Miss Grouch Don't know her real name But that's good enough for descriptive purposes She's the crossest little patch that ever... personalitycallitself." "Little Miss Grouch. " "Don'tbevengeful." "Niobe,then." "Thatwasthechangeling." "Atanyrate,itisn'tAmy,shortforamiability ToyouIshallcontinuetobe Little Miss Grouch untilfurthernotice."... got nice, clear gray eyes, too," concluded the little ogress with tigerish satisfaction "Ouch!where'sthebell!" Forseveralhours Little Miss Grouch carriedoutherprogrammefaithfullyandat
- Xem thêm -

Xem thêm: Little miss grouch , Little miss grouch

Gợi ý tài liệu liên quan cho bạn