After Five Years, by the Author of 'Clary's Confirmation'

After Five Years, by the Author of 'Clary's Confirmation'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...beside him weeping, and Mrs. Simmons seated herself on the sofa, and rocked herself to and fro. Johnny lay very still and quiet for some time; then he opened his blue eyes and glanced round the room with a look of recognition, and whispered, " Kismas." "He's thinking of Christmas-day, when he came to dinner here," said Bessie. "God very kind at Kismas; I know all 'bout that now," said Johnny. And with a deep sigh he stretched out his little limbs and passed from Blake's arms into those of the Good Shepherd, Who carries the lambs in His bosom. "Ah, Johnny!" said Blake, bending over him, not knowing yet that the child's spirit had fled, "such as you cannot enter into the mystery of Calvary; for you it is enough to know that God was kind at Christmas. You can understand something of the love that brought the Son of God from heaven to the rude cradle of Bethlehem, though you cannot know why He suffered on the cross." He pressed his lips to the child's forehead, and started when he found it already cold. "Mrs. Simmons, the child is gone!" he exclaimed. "Oh, and it's my fault, it's my fault!" shrieked the unhappy woman, wringing her hands; "and now his face will haunt me to my dying day." "Let it bring you to repentance, then," said Blake, solemnly, "and let Johnny's little hand beckon you on to the place where he has gone." "Oh, but that's not for such as me! I can't go to the place where my little innocent child has gone." "Not by the same road," replied Blake: "he has gone by the short and easy road of innocence, you must reach it by the hard and thorny way of repentance. And the same Saviour who has led him, will be...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685246X
  • 9781236852465