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"[...]small to know anything about it-or so they decided. When it happened, Miss Cartwright went to live with her brother-in-law, and to bring up Jack. She did this-the more loyally and creditably that she and her brother-in-law never got on well together. It was not that they quarrelled, but that they had little in common. Sir John Ibbetson was a poor squire who farmed his own land, and never seemed to grow any the richer for it; perhaps the truth was, that being haunted by the impression that ill-luck dogged his footsteps, he could scarcely be induced to take any but a gloomy view of whatever concerned him. That Jack's early life was not coloured by such grim presentiments was owing to Miss Cartwright's persistent cheerfulness, which, while a perpetual trial to Sir John, made the home atmosphere healthy for the boy. Few people could have retained their sweet temper and interest in minor[...]."
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507550251
  • 9781507550250

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