The Book-Stall Boy of Batherton

The Book-Stall Boy of Batherton

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...are the Hardcastles, for instance?" "And what good are they?" asked Arthur, contemptuously. "Those boys, although they are so grand and proud, smoke and swear like common stable-boys, and think of nothing but dog-fighting and rat-hunting." "Well, but all boys have some sports they like best," said Beattie, as if she would persuade Arthur to like them, but really to bring out his opinion. "Well, you are a queer girl, Beattie. I've heard you say a dozen times when papa has asked why we did not see more of them, that you didn't care a bit about one of them. And you know I don't. I'm fond of sport enough. I love riding and driving and rowing and bathing, and all those things, but I like quiet things as well, and Charles Travers is just of the same sort. He could talk and make me talk about things I had never dreamt of before." "Tell me what you talked about when you were out in the wood," said Beattie; and Arthur, ready enough to recall everything connected with that pleasant day, told her every little thing he could think of, until at last Beattie was almost as much interested in Charles as her brother was. You have taken in your hand sometimes a few round, hard seeds, and you have made a hole in the ground and put them in. You saw, after awhile, little tiny specks of green coming through the earth, and by-and-by leaves unfolded and flowers appeared, and fruit came in their place. A baby's hand could hold the seed, a little child might plant it, every passerby might see it growing, but the wisest man in all the world could neither make it grow nor explain how it grew. And there is " the good seed of the kingdom of heaven," which may be sown even by little children; may be, and thank...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586506
  • 9781236586506