The Amethyst; A Selection of Temperance Readings in Prose and Verse, by F. Sherlock

The Amethyst; A Selection of Temperance Readings in Prose and Verse, by F. Sherlock

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...people say if I did? They'll say I'm frightened. So I am, no mistake about that." "TEMPERANCE MEETING To-night. Mr. Sobriety Katchum Will Speak." Jumbles read the words again. "I'll think about it," said Jumbles. Jumbles returned, hands in pockets, to dinner; had his dinner, sat down, wondered what to do next. The temperance meeting ran in his head. The doctor came again; he saw the mother; found she was recovering; came and sat down by Jumbles. "Well, sir?" said Jumbles. "Jumbles," said the doctor, "you've had a narrow escape." "Then she's better," said Jumbles, eagerly. "She'll live this time," said the doctor, "but I won't answer for another time. Supposing you were to get drunk again, and" "But I shan't," said Jumbles, confidently. "Don't be too sure," said the doctor; "there's only one safe way for such as you." "What's that?" said Jumbles. "Go to the temperance meeting to-night," said the doctor, " and there you'll hear." "Well, sir," said Jumbles, " I don't know but what I were thinking about going. But I don't see why a man shouldn't have his glass. I don't believe they'll ever make a teetotaller of me." "Perhaps not," said the doctor; "but you go anyhow." Jumbles was so relieved in mind that he was ready to promise anything, and promise he did. The doctor went straight to Mr. Katchum, and told him the story of Jumbles, who was to be one of his audience. "I'll see what I can do," said Mr. Sobriety. The evening came. There was a good meeting, and Jumbles did not fail to be there. Mr. Sobriety Katchum was very much in earnest. He showed the danger...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634454
  • 9781236634450