Alice Sutherland; Or, Life in My Uncle's Family

Alice Sutherland; Or, Life in My Uncle's Family

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875* edition. Excerpt: ...one he made in his own family a few evenings previous. Ernest, too, embraced this opportunity to declare himself on the Lord's side, and his determination to devote the remainder of his days to the service of Christ. The following Monday, he again took leave of his friends, and returned to college. After his return, life moved on outwardly in the Townsend family very much as before our young friend's death. Mr. Townsend and Henryare again in the bank--the mother, sad and thoughtful, goes quietly about her domestic duties as of old; while she mourns for the dead, she must do her duty to the living. Helen's time is mostly occupied in superintending the seamstress, who is making up their mourning, and that she may the better do this, has taken her to her own room. Alice, too, when she can leave her aunt, with her nimble fingers renders them no slight assistance. Henry was strongly opposed to their putting on black. He said it was a heathenish custom, which ought to be discontinued by Christian nations. And farther, that so long as they all professed to believe their darling Agnes had gone to a better world, and was happier than she could possibly be here, he could not see the consistency of their clothing themselves in such sombre garments. That in his opinion, it would be far more in accordance with their profession to clothe themselves in pure white. But, for once, the words of this elder brother had no weight. His mother simply said she had worn black for the friends she had lost before, she should certainly do so for her child. That Helen could do as she chose--she should not insist upon her putting it on--she must be governed by her own feelings in the matter. This eldest daughter, much as she disliked laying aside her gay and costly wardrobe, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675517
  • 9781236675514