Brave Seth

Brave Seth

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... for his usage of the little lad committed to his care? In all his life Mr. Wyland had never felt so discontented with himself as he did at that moment: and he was to be more humiliated and conscience-stricken yet. While he was out of doors Mrs. Wyland went softly upstairs to the closed door of Seth's little room, carrying a cup of tea and a plate of bread and butter. She almost dreaded to go in and meet the lad's eyes, so ashamed did she feel of her husband's conduct, and so convinced was she that Seth had been unjustly punished. He was lying quietly on his bed, and the pallor of his face startled and alarmed her. The light of the sunset shone full upon him, and on the portrait of his mother hanging on the wall. He looked more like her, now that he was white and worn, than he had ever done before. "Oh, Seth," said Mrs. Wyland, setting down the cup and plate, and bending over him with tearful eyes, "I am very sorry for all this; but what could I do?" "You couldn't help it, aunt," he answered gently. "I would have helped it if I could. Oh, my boy I have been so miserable. Do you suffer much?" "I am stiff' and sore, aunt, and I think I fainted just now. But I shall be better presently." "Try and drink some tea, and eat something. Don't come down again this evening, but get all the sleep you can. Maybe your uncle will have got over his anger by to-morrow." It was not easy to eat and drink just then; but Seth did it for his aunt's sake. She was afraid to linger with him too long, lest Michael should rebuke her for showing too much tenderness to the sinner. Moreover, Minnie was in a violent fit of crying downstairs, and needed to be soothed. So she crept away, and Seth feebly undressed and...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502779
  • 9781236502773