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Title: Harper’s Young People, April 20, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly Author: Various Release Date: May 13, 2009 [EBook #28790] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HARPER’S YOUNG PEOPLE, APR 20, 1880 *** Produced by Annie McGuire [Illustration: HARPER’S YOUNG PEOPLE AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY.] * * * * * VOL.
I.--NO.
25.
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK.
PRICE FOUR CENTS. Tuesday, April 20, 1880.
Copyright, 1880, by HARPER & BROTHERS.
$1.50 per Year, in Advance. * * * * * [Illustration] SIM VEDDER’S KITE. BY W.
O.
STODDARD. The kite fever visited Hagarstown every year, and caught all the boys over five before it subsided.
It generally crept in slowly, a boy and a kite at a time; but this year it came as if a big wind brought it. Yesterday there had been three kites up at one time in the main street, and Squire Jones’s pony had been scared into a canter.
The Squire, and Mrs.
Jones, and the three Misses Jones, and Aunt Hephzibah had all been in the carry-all at the time, and they had all screamed when the pony Wed Apr 05 01:16:30 2017 2 began to canter.
So the Squire had told the boys he -could not have any more of that dangerous nonsense in the streets,- and they had all come out to Dr.
Gay’s pasture, on the side-hill, to-day, and they had eight kites among them. -Sim Vedder’s coming, boys,- said Parley Hooker.
-He’s been making a kite.- -He?- exclaimed Joe Myers.
-He’s a grown-up man.
What does he know about kites?- -There he comes now, anyway.- They all turned toward the bars and looked, for not one of them had sent up his kit...





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