Vacation With the Tucker Twins My first impression of Willoughby Beach gave me keen disappointment It was so sandy so flat and so absolutely shadeless I longed for the green hills far away and in my heart felt I could not stand a

  • Title: Vacation With the Tucker Twins
  • Author: Nell Speed
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  • Page: 201
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  • My first impression of Willoughby Beach gave me keen disappointment It was so sandy, so flat, and so absolutely shadeless I longed for the green hills far away and in my heart felt I could not stand a month of the lonesome stretches of sand and the pitiless glare of the summer sun It took great self control and some histrionic ability for me to conceal my emotions fromMy first impression of Willoughby Beach gave me keen disappointment It was so sandy, so flat, and so absolutely shadeless I longed for the green hills far away and in my heart felt I could not stand a month of the lonesome stretches of sand and the pitiless glare of the summer sun It took great self control and some histrionic ability for me to conceal my emotions from my enthusiastic hostesses.The Tuckers had been coming to Willoughby for years and loved every grain of sand on the beach They could hardly wait for the trolley from Norfolk to stop before they jumped out and raced down to the water s edge just to dabble their hands in the ocean My gracious me How I hate to grow up exclaimed Dum One year ago I would have had off my shoes and been in bliss by this time Well, maybe you are too grown up to wade, but I m not, declared Dee However, since Zebedee has trusted us to come down and open up the cottage, I fancy we had better go do it and get things ready for our guests We three girls were the fore runners of the famous beach house party that Mr Jeffry Tucker, father of the Heavenly Twins, had promised to give us the winter before as reward of merit if we passed all of our exams at Gresham and got through the year without any very serious mishaps Mishaps we had had in abundance, but not very serious ones, as all of us were alive to tell the tale and Mr Tucker, with his eternally youthful outlook on life, seemed to feel that a scrape that turned out all right was not such a terrible matter after all Just so you can look me in the eye while you are telling me your troubles, it s all right, I have heard him say to his daughters.The cottage proved to be very attractive The lower floor was chiefly a large living room with French windows that opened upon three deep, shady verandas A kitchen and bath rooms were in the rear A staircase came down into the living room from a low hung balcony that went around the four sides of the room Doors from this balcony opened into dressing rooms and they in turn led to the sleeping porches This style of architecture was new to me and very pleasing There was a spaciousness to the living room with its high, raftered ceiling that appealed to me greatly I have never been able to be happy in little, chopped up rooms The wood work, rafters, roof and all, were stained a dark moss green, as were also the long mission dining table and the chairs and settles At one end was a great fireplace made of rough, grey boulders, with heavy iron fire dogs and fender There was no attempt at ornamentation with the exception of several old blue platters and a tea pot on the high mantelpiece and a long runner of Japanese toweling on the table Oh burst from us in chorus as we came through the hospitably open door Isn t it lovely

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    1. While the first novel in this series was entertaining enough for a bedtime read, this one definitely wasn't good. People spout poetry every five minutes, particularly little miss Stick-up-my-butt Page, who was almost semi-believable in the first volume but definitely not here. I could believe the old man reciting a poem to the old woman at a boring party, but everyone? Everywhere? All the time? No.This was meant to be a "marvelous summer holiday" story but it doesn't make the grade. It's basical [...]

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