Little Lord Fauntleroy - illustrated online book

An American boy becomes A British Earl, By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY.
they see you ? I hope they will some day be as fond of me. It must be nice to have everybody like you." And he felt quite proud to be the grandson of so greatly admired and beloved an individual. When the cottages were being built, the lad and his grandfather used to ride over to Earl's Court together to look at them, and
Fauntleroy was full of interest.
He would dismount from his pony and go and make acquaint­ance with the workmen, asking them questions about building and bricklaying, and telling them things about America. After two or three such conversations, he was able to enlighten the Earl on the subject of brick-making, as they rode home.
" I always like to know about things like those," he said, "be­cause you never know what you are coming to."
When he left them, the workmen used to talk him over among themselves, and laugh at
his odd, innocent speeches ; but
THE WORKMEN LIKED TO SEE HIM STAND AMONG
THEM, TALKING AWAY, WITH HIS HANDS
IN HIS POCKETS.
they liked him, and liked to see him stand among them, talking
away, with his hands in his pockets, his hat pushed back on his curls, and his small face full of eagerness. " He 's a rare un," they used to say. "An' a noice little outspoken chap, too. Not much o' th' bad stock in him." And they would go home and tell their wives about him, and the women
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