The Blakes and Flanagans; A Tale, Illustrative of Irish in the United States

The Blakes and Flanagans; A Tale, Illustrative of Irish in the United States

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...a farthing whether he does or not," retorted Miles; "I'm done with him!" Miles spoke very stoutly, but his heart was not as stout as his words; his voice trembled, and his ruddy countenance changed color more t&an once, for he did love Henry dearly, and was proud of him, with all his faults. But it wrung his heart to see him so cold and so disrespectful towards himself and Mary after all they had done for him. Eliza would fain have softened matters down, but her father cut her very short with, "There's no usein talking, Eliza--your mother and myself can see how matters stand as well as any one else, though we're not so well informed as you or Henry. Some of these days, I suppose, you'll be doing the same, as soon as you get the chance." Eliza blushed like scarlet, then the tears came into her eyes, and she took out her handkerchief, partly to wipe them away, partly to conceal her embarrassment. Mrs. Blake looked reproachfully at her husband. "There, now, Miles, that's always the way with you. You're angry with Henry--and I don't blame you for it--but I'm sure you mightn't speak so harshly to poor Eliza. She's not in fault, and you know that as well as I do? It's a shame for you, Miles. I declare it is!' Miles himself was very sorry for what he had said. Going over to Eliza, he laid his hand on her head, saying, "Don't cry, Lizzy! (when he was in very good humor he always called her Lizzy), don't cry! you know my way, and how easy it is to ruffle my temper--but, then, Harry's ingratitude should not make me cross with you. Dry up your tears, Lizzy, dear--that's a good girl, and I'll not say another word about Henry--if I can help it!" "Well! it was, really, too bad," sobbed Eliza, "to speak...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 5.59mm | 204.12g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236634489
  • 9781236634481