The Angel of Love

The Angel of Love

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...the poor mortal body, as is born but to decay." "Is they worser?" inquired Barbara, " than not being the least teeny bit hungry, and feeling all choky, and not wanting even to touch a creamy chocolate; is they worser than that, Agnes?" "There's no comparison at all between them, Miss; mind worries is that awful, that they have been known to break a girl's heart." "And is your heart going to be cracked in two like a cup when it falls bang on the floor?" asked Barbara. But Agnes chose to make no reply to this telling metaphor. Barbara still sat and looked at her sorrowfully, then a bright idea came to her, and she got up and took the under-nurse's hand. "Would it do you good, poor Agnes, if I was to show you my little secret?" "Perhaps it would, Miss. Anyhow it's right as I should know." "Well, come across the floor with me," said Barbara; "let's walk on tiptoe, 'cause we musn't make the teeniest little bit of noise. Now shut your eyes, Agnes; now open them. You may look behind that box now, Agnes." WHAT ROSIE BOUGHT OUT OF HER SOVEREIGN. 107 "Oh! lor, sakes alives," said Agnes; she did indeed see a debris which startled her. Gingerbreads, chocolate creams, macaroons, Turkish delight, almond toffee lay in a pile, partly covered over with an old newspaper, where Rosie had stowed them by way of secrecy the night before. "Oh! Miss Barbara, where did you get them unwholesome things?" "They's 'licious," said Barbara; "leastways, they's 'licious when you are not feeling all choky up. They's what Rosie bought out of her sovereign." "Oh! dear me," said Agnes, "that accounts for Miss Rosie being so ill; and did she eat...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597001
  • 9781236597007