The Bird Angel

The Bird Angel

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...the promise made to his wife, the banker had placed him at Mr. Barton's school at Stoneleigh as a weekly boarder, the same school at which his own son had been making good progress, when his young, promising life had so suddenly ended. Again Mrs. Stanley, Kathleen, and Lilian looked forward to Saturday, as the day which should bring them renewed pleasure in the society of one whom they all dearly loved; and, though some mothers would have felt very differently, and shunned anything which could recall the past to them, the banker's wife seemed to feel her interest in life revived and her spirits refreshed, now that she had this young lad's present and future to think about, to hope for, and to pray for. It seemed to her sometimes, as she looked at Arnold's dark, speaking eyes, that there was a most mysterious resemblance between them and Willie's, especially when they lit up with joy at meeting her, and his fine face flushed a bright crimson when she felt a gladness renewed within her that had long been a stranger to her heart. Arnold had now taken up his abode at Summerland House. Granny Whiddon had also been offered a residence, free of all cost and care, within its hospitable walls; but this, she had courteously yet decidedly refused. She was well content that her " lamb" should find his proper place; she well knew he was fit for the society of gentlefolks; but, for herself, she preferred to remain in the quiet, honest independence that was so dear to her. And Mr. and Mrs. Stanley did not press her to come to them, but they took good care to make it impossible for her to suffer want, or to live barely. Sacks of flour were brought by the miller in due course to the little cottage; Israel Morton, or his little nephew, deposited...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688700X
  • 9781236887009