Angel Meadow

Angel Meadow

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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: ...your mother wants you, Ruth?" "I am sorry that your rheumatism is so troublesome. I should have been coming up this evening, or to-morrow, if you had not sent," said Margaret. "Oh, there's things worse to bear than rheumatism, for that poor creature in there," said Mrs. Jenkinson, dropping her voice and pointing towards the cottage, "is almost like one who'll go out of her mind! I don't believe she closed her eyes last night, for she was walking up our bit of a place more like a wild animal in a cage than a Christian woman. And, Miss Margaret, she speaks so snappy like, when I tell her that I've lost my poor man, too, and had two of my sons drowned, and spent my savings in buying a cow, which died before I'd time to get back any of my money, and yet / don't go about like a wild woman. I mind my bit of a place, I tell her, and make my son and young Fred as comfortable as I can," said Mrs. Jenkinson, with an air of pride, which seemed to lend additional stiffness to her upright frame. "Poor thing! it is difficult to know how to comfort her," said Margaret, when she had a chance of speaking, "I will go in and see her." "Ruth is a nice girl; I shouldn't mind her for a daughter-in-law, if Frank took a liking to her. I like her better every day, only I shouldn't like her to grow like her mother!" "May I send Ruth to you?" asked Margaret. "I should like to speak to Mrs. Hayden alone." "Yes, do, and I hope you'll cheer her up a bit, poor body; it isn't everybody who knows how to take their trouble." RS. Hayden's face brightened up when she saw Margaret, and they shook hands warmly. "I am so glad you've come, ma'am. May I call you 'Miss Margaret, ' like they...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530284
  • 9781236530288