Brothers of Pity, and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

Brothers of Pity, and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... rest it; but as our curiosity was more on the alert than ever, I went down in the afternoon to the tinker camp. The old woman was sitting in her usual position, and she seemed to have recovered herself. Sybil was leaning back against a tree opposite; she wore a hat and shawl, and looked almost as wild as the tinker-mother had looked the day before. She seemed to have been at the inn with the clergywoman, and was telling the tinker-mother the result. "You told her he had got two years, my daughter? Does she say she will get him out?" "She says she has no more power to do it than yourself, mother--and the young gentleman says the same--unless--unless it was made known that Christian was innocent." "Two years," moaned the old woman. "Is she sure we couldn't buy him out, my dear? Two years--oh! Christian, my child, I shall never live to see you again!" She sobbed for a minute, and then raising her hand suddenly above her head, she cried, "A curse on Black--" but Sybil seized her by the wrist so suddenly, that it checked her words. "Don't curse him, mother," said the gipsy erirl, " and I'll--I'll see what I can do. I meant to, and I've come to say good-by. I've brought a packet of tea for you; see that you keep it to yourself. Good-by, mother." "Good evening, my daughter." "I said good-by. You don't hold with religion, do you?" "I does not, so far, my daughter; though I think the young clergywoman speaks very convincingly about it." "Don't you think that there may be a better world, mother, for them that tries to do right, though things goes against them here?" "I think there might very easily be a better world, my dear, but I never was...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524519
  • 9781236524515