But I picked myself up in a minute, for I was used to such tumbles; and did n't mind the pain half as much as the loss of the plums.
for many of the plums were not ripe, some were hurt by the birds, some crushed in falling, and many as hard as stones.
We raked open the fire, put on the saucepan, and in it the best of our plums, with water enough to spoil them.
The sun began to get low, we were afraid Debby would come down, and still those dreadful plums would n't look like sauce.
The plums were lying all over the hearth, the saucepan in the middle of the room, the basin was broken, and the sugar swimming about as if the bowl had turned itself over trying to sweeten our mess for us.
We had plums enough that autumn, but did n't seem to care much about them, after all, for our prank became a household joke, and, for years, we never saw the fruit, but Nelly would look at me with a funny face, and whisper, 'Purple stockings, Fan
Just as she spoke, a ripe plum dropped bounce on the grass before us, as if answering her question.
Let 's have as many as we want, and plague Aunt Betsey, to pay her for being so cross,' I said, giving Nelly half the great purple plum.
But as I did so my foot slipped, I tried to catch something to hold by, but found nothing, and with a cry, down I fell, like a very big plum on the grass below.