Alice Barlow

Alice Barlow

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...which kept him from being "troubled and afraid." Perhaps nobody suspected this, or thought or cared anything about it; but the blessed influence of Alice's gentle example, and her simple instructions, and her earnest prayers, had not been wasted. Oh, how Alice would have rejoiced if she had known this! I must not, in this hasty sketch, forget one other member of John Barlow's family. I mean the little Ambrose, the fatherless child of the widow Lupton; and who in consequence of a fall, or some injury received in infancy, was, as I have said, crippled and deformed. We shall have to speak of him in a future chapter, however, and must now return to Alice. Philippians iv. 7; John xiv. 27. CHAPTER XIII. ALICE RECEIVES AN OFFER OF MARRIAGE. Alice is twenty-four years old. The years she has passed at Bearcroft farm have brought many benefits with them, and wrought some changes in her. For one thing, her health and strength have greatly improved; she has lost the pallid, thin look which the excessive labour of home had produced; and her countenance has gained in comeliness as much as she has increased in stature and robustness. Her mind has also expanded in knowledge. Her position in Mr. Duncan's family, too, has improved; she is considered less a servant than a friend and equal. Lastly, the religious principles of Alice have become confirmed and matured. We have seen that when Alice made her first appearance at Bearcroft farm, there were certain good-natured and natural remarks made about her personal appearance; and though it was decided that she was not exactly pretty, it was agreed by her youthful critics that Alice was interesting. And now there was another and an older observer who would have spoken more warmly in her praise. This...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683593X
  • 9781236835932