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The Story Of A Young Orphan In Switzerland

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CHAPTER VII
FRAULEIN ROTTENMEIER HAS AN UNCOMFORT­ABLE DAY
When Heidi awoke, on her first morning in Frank­furt, she could not understand what she saw. She rubbed her eyes hard, then looked up again ; everything was the same. She was sitting in a high white bed in a large room ; where the light came in, hung long, long white curtains ; near by stood two chairs with large flowers on them; then there was a sofa with the same flowers, and a round table in front of it, and in the cor­ner was a wash-stand on which were things that Heidi had never seen before.
Suddenly she remembered that she was in Frankfurt, and everything that had happened the day before came back to her mind ; and finally she recalled quite clearly the lady's instructions, as far as she had heard them.
Heidi jumped from the bed and dressed herself. She went first to one window and then to the other, for she wanted to see the sky and earth outside; she felt as if she were in a cage behind the long curtains. She could not push them aside, so she crawled in behind them in order to reach the window. But this was so high that her head hardly came up far enough to let her see out. Heidi did not find what she was looking
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