Arthur Egerton's Ordeal

Arthur Egerton's Ordeal

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...get a situation, Milly," he said the day before he left; "and if I can I will send mother half my wages." "I suppose there are plenty of people that would be glad to have you," said Milly. "Yes: Mr. White has promised to make inquiries for me while I am away, so that I daresay there will be two or three places for me to choose from when I go back." But Arthur's expectations upon this matter were doomed to disappointment. Mr. White had not heard of anything when he reached London, and day after day passed without bringing him the wished-for intelligence. "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick," and of this bitter heart-sickness Arthur tasted as weeks passed; and to all Mr. White's inquiries of friends and customers whether they knew of a situation for a "steady active lad," the same answer was returned with a few modifications--"Not at present; will let you know if I should." At last Arthur thought he would himself make inquiries, and before setting out he knelt down and asked--nay, I am afraid he demanded in his impatience that God would give him a situation before night. He had heard and read of remarkable answers to prayer, and now expected that God would work a miracle if it were necessary to answer his. Many a weary mile he walked that day, and came home at length disappointed, with hard thoughts of God in his heart, which Satan was not slow to take advantage of, suggesting that it was of no use praying at all, since his prayers for a situation had not been answered. An Impressive Sermon. 77 He went out again the next day and the succeeding ones, for no one seemed to want a boy just then, or at least such a boy as he. Some said he was too genteel-looking to do rough work, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773489
  • 9781236773487