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Image from page 705 of “St. Nicholas [serial]” (1873)
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Identifier: stnicholasserial4721dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children’s literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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THE CRUISE OF THE TORTOISE The good ship Tortoise once set forth To scour the Spanish Main,To sail to east, west, south, and north And then come home again.Alas, no wind would stir that boat!Indeed she lay (if we may quote An elder poets notion)As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. It is a shame, a shame indeed,Then up and spake her master,That she should show this lack ofspeed; She ought to go much faster! The mate then sighed and shook his head,Her names the Tortoise, sir, he said, And what can you expect?But if she does nt ever move. At least she wont be wrecked! At length, when still she failed to stir, These enterprising fellowsThey blew a mighty blast at her From out the fireside bellows.The mate he blew, the master puffed.And up into the wind she luffed, Upon the weather tack.And started on a three years cruise Across the tub and back!

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a heading for SEPTEMBER. BY JANET BLOSSOM, AGE 17(HONOR MEMBER) St. Nicholas League EEN the most hasty perusal of the Leacue pages thismonth will show the excellent quality and variety ofthe exhibit which our enthusiastic young artists andwriters have prepared for us; and we may be sure thatthe boys and girls who have contributed these cleverofferings, as well as their comrades whose names makeup the Special Mention List and Roll of Honor,are not looking forward with regret or apprehension tothe return of the school season amid the allurements ofthese fine September days. The drawing on this open-ing page by one of our Honor Members and several ofthe unique and spirited photographs here shown mightwell have appeared in the body of the magazine; manyof the lyrics written to The Song of the River evincea genuine poetic gift; and most of the brief stories andessays are remarkable both for ingenuity of idea andskill in expression. The text and pictures here printed,moreover, represent sc

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Do you love chocolate?
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I do and with Easter only a hop away it is always a challenge to find a new way to appeal to a seasoned chocolate eater. This year however I have found the perfect gift for any such fan. Choconchoc a local (near Bath) and lovely (British) chocolate company who like to do things a little bit differently. Chocolate on top of more chocolate, need I say more? Choconchoc was created by father and daughter team Kerr and Flo, an idea that started at the kitchen table is now stocked around the globe and everything is still handmade! Their chocolates are both pretty and delicious with their unique designs created from layer upon layer of Belgian chocolate. This Easter you can find everything from mini farmyards and ‘Happy Easter’ hampers to melt and make your own egg kits. Yum!

So it’s the ideal sweet treat for someone who loves chocolate, probably eats quite a lot of it and could do with something a little bit new and exciting this Easter! I know one such chocolate fan and in the name of research I asked him what he loves about it so much? I just loved his response.

“I am really not sure you are asking the right person but off the top of my head I would say I love chocolate, I love English chocolate, I love it at room temperature, I love it chilled, I love it slightly melting, I love it with orange, I love it with mint, I love it with bubbles, I love it with caramel, I love it as a mousse or a sauce, or a cake, its great on a biscuit or in ice-cream, it reminds me of my childhood, it tells me I’ve been good and always, always makes me smile.”

To be honest I have a feeling the response would have be longer except it was in text form so this was (in my book) pretty impressive and quite easy to relate to.

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