The Character Building Readers Volume 4

The Character Building Readers Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...done and ready purchasers waiting. 7. So it went on, the prices he received for his shoes enabling him to purchase material for double the number of shoes each day; each night he cut out his material, and in the morning awoke to find the work finished. At last he became a wealthy man. 8. One evening, after cutting out his material as usual, the shoemaker said to his wife, "What do you say to our sitting up to-night, to see our good friends that are helping us in this generous way? " the material, began to stitch and hammer with so much skill and dispatch that the shoemaker and his wife could hardly believe their eyes. When the shoes were all finished, the little men quickly arranged them in order and disappeared. 9. His wife was willing, and they hid themselves in a corner of the room. At midnight two little men no bigger than your hand came in, and taking 10. The next morning the shoemaker's wife said: "I do not know of any better way of showing how grateful we are to the little men than by giving them each a new suit of clothes. They must be cold, roaming about in the cold night air with so little clothing on." 11. The man was very glad that his wife had found some way of rewarding their benefactors. She worked away, and before bedtime she had two little suits of clothes made, complete in every particular, even to stockings and caps; and her husband had ready two tiny pairs of shoes, made of his finest and softest leather. These were laid out that night instead of the leather, as usual, and the man and his wife hid themselves as they had done the evening before. _ 12. At midnight the little men came in, prepared to begin work. They were surprised to find, instead of work laid out for them, the two suits of...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859278
  • 9781236859273