Uncle Titus and His Visit to the Country eBook

Johanna Spyri
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 129 pages of information about Uncle Titus and His Visit to the Country.

    “God holds us in his hand,
     God knows the best to send.”

Uncle Titus and Aunt Ninette engaged their rooms with Mrs. Kurd for the following summer; Uncle Titus even went farther still, and begged Mrs. Kurd, no matter what happened, never to promise them to any one else; for he left her house now with keen regret, and hoped to return to it every summer as long as he lived.

When Monday morning came, the whole family were on hand before the cottage, to wish the departing guests good-speed.  Rolf drew the uncle aside, and asked if he might venture to send a charade to Karlsruhe, now and then; to which Uncle Titus kindly replied that he should receive any such with pleasure, and answer them with punctuality.

Sly little Hunne, when he overheard these remarks, declared at once, “I will also send mine;” for he did not doubt that his would be equally acceptable to Uncle Titus, if not more so.  He thought also that the quiet people of Karlsruhe would never be able to guess such charades as he would make, and his heart was filled with pride.  Dora and Paula wandered arm in arm into the garden, singing gaily,

    “No farther losses to deplore
     In friendship live for evermore.”


The Charades in this story, involving play upon the German words and syllables, are of course nearly all untranslatable; the translator has therefore substituted English ones; as follows: 


Welcome for “Heimkehr” 80

Music " “Katzenmusik” 104

Milton " “Vogelweide” 105

Palfrey " “Milch Strasse” 107

Plato " “Aristotle” 227

Caesar " “Heliogabal” 228

Bonaparte " “Wallenstein” 230

Matterhorn " “Finsteraarhorn” 230

Gladstone " “Semiramis” 231

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