The Peterkin Papers
by Lucretia Hale
Description: Lucretia Hale's tales of the Peterkins, originally published in newspapers in the 1860s and 1870s, are here collected in book form. The stories tell of incidents in the life of a family of foolish individuals whose unusual and often silly solutions to the problems they face make for fun and humorous anecdotes.
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Table of Contents
1. The Lady Who Put Salt in Her Coffee
2. About Elizabeth Eliza's Piano
3. The Peterkins Try To Become Wise
4. Mrs. Peterkin Wishes To Go To Drive
5. The Peterkins at Home
6. Why the Peterkins Had a Late Dinner
7. The Peterkins' Summer Journey
8. The Peterkins Snowed-up
9. The Peterkins Decide To Keep a Cow
10. The Peterkins' Christmas Tree
11. Mrs. Peterkin's Tea Party
12. The Peterkins Too Late for the Exhibition
13. The Peterkins Celebrate the "Fourth"
14. The Peterkins' Picnic
15. The Peterkins' Charades
16. The Peterkins Are Obliged To Move
17. The Peterkins Decide To Learn the Languages
18. Modern Improvements at the Peterkins'
19. Agamemnon's Career
20. The Educational Breakfast
21. The Peterkins at the "Carnival of Authors"
22. The Peterkins at the Farm
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