By Lucy Fitch Perkins
During the eyes of apparatus and Kat, five year-old twins, we capture a glimpse of existence in Holland a century in the past. We persist with them as they pass fishing with grandfather, subscribe to their father on marketplace day, support their mom round the apartment, force the milk cart, and get new skates. the tale attracts to a detailed on St. Nicholas Day while St. Nicholas himself can pay them a trip.
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The market-place was an open square in the middle of the town. It had little booths and stalls all about it. The farmers brought their fresh vegetables and flowers, or whatever they had to sell, into these stalls, and then sat there waiting for customers. Kit and Kat helped their father to unload the boat. Then they sat down on a box, and Father gave them each some bread and cheese to eat; for they were hungry again. They put the cheese between slices of bread and took bites, while they looked about.
She ran near the mill and let the wind from the fans blow her hair and the white wings on her cap. As the great fans swung near the ground, Kit jumped up and caught hold of one. It lifted him right off the ground as it swung around, and in a minute he was dangling high in the air. "Jump, jump, quick," shouted Father Vedder. Kit let go and dropped to the ground just in time. In another minute he would have been carried clear over. As it was, he sat down very hard on the ground, and had to have the dirt brushed off of his Sunday clothes.
Perhaps it seems queer to you that they should go to market in a boat, but it didn't seem queer at all to the Twins. Your see, in Holland there are a great many canals. They cross the fields like roadways of water, and that is what they really are. Little canals open into big ones, and big ones go clear to the sea. It is very easy for farmers to load their vegetables for market right on a boat. They can pull the boat out into the big canal, and then away they go to sell their produce in the town.