The Basket-Woman, the White Pigeon, the Orphans, Waste Not, Want Not, Forgive and Forget; Stories for Childern

The Basket-Woman, the White Pigeon, the Orphans, Waste Not, Want Not, Forgive and Forget; Stories for Childern

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... through the winter, as the mason-said;" but though the want of a comfortable house to live in was, a little while ago, the uppermost thing in Mary's thoughts, now it was not so. ' One night, as Mary was going to bed, she heard some one knocking hard ' the post foryou, ' andl stepped over to you with it; because I guessed you'd be glad to have it', seeing it is your brother's hand-writing." ' Peggy and Anne were s'oon'roused, ' when they heard that there was a letter from Edmund. It was by one of his rush candles that Mary read it; and the letter was as follows: " Dear Mary, Nancy, and little Peg, " Joy! joy l--I always said the truth would come out at last; and that he. could not take our good name from us.--But I will not tell you how it all came about till we meet, which will be next week, as we are (I mean master and mistress, and the young ladies, --Bless them; and Mr. Gilbert and I) are coming down to-the viearage to keep the Christmas; and a happy Christmas 'tis' likely to be for honest folks: as for they that are not honest, it is not for them to expect to be happy, at Christmas or _any other time.--You shall know all when we meet; so, till-then, fare ye well, dear Mary, Nancy, and little Peg! ' ' ' Your joyful and affectionate brother, " Enuuivn." To comprehend why Edmund 'is joyful, our readers must be informedof certain things which happened after Isabella and Caroline went to Dublin.One morning they went with their father and mother to see the magnificent library of a_nobleman, who took generous and polite pleasure in thus sharing the advantages of his wealth and station with all who had any pretensions to science...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926579
  • 9781236926579