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A Boston Girl

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    Arthur Swazey
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. KEZIAH AND GIF. Before I proceed in my narrative I must introduce two important personages—for so I call them—uiy little dog Gip, and a maid of whom I have just spoken, who had been with me from a time immediately previous to the death of my mother. It will not take many words to give a silhouette of each of these friends whom providence sent to me in my smothered and hitherto secret trials. Gip was a fine specimen of the rat-and-tan terrier, and, as is the habit of this class of canines, was very fond of her mistress. Gip always slept at the foot of my bed, and sometimes when I moved or sighed in the night she would answer by a sympathetic little whine, and creep along and lick my hand, and, when I would suffer it, my face. When I went about in a cheerful mood, as sometimes happened for a day or a few hours, despite my general depression, she was particularly frolicsome, and would indulge in all sorts of mischief, such as snatching my handerkerchief and running away with it, evidently meaning that I should follow her in a romp. To catch her at such times was impossible, while a decided word of reproof from me would instantly restore her to a proper behavior. Sometimes, when the door was left ajar, she would wag herself into my step-mother's room and dart away with a slipper, a napkin, or an envelope, or any little thing that was left within her reach. My step-mother was often annoyed by Gip's freaks, but as she was a pet of mine, she was tolerant of the " little pest," as she would call her in the pleasantest way in the world. Keziah, the second important personage, was a negro girl with less of the good looks than many of that racer ' possesses—a rather raw creature, slouchy in her person and ways, and as faithful as ever dumb beast to a master. One m...  
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  • Arthur Swazey
  • General Books LLC
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