Charity Helstone

Charity Helstone

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...of course, I know I never shall, not having Charity's talents, which make her do well in everything she turns her mind to; or any one particular gift, like music, as you have, Ellinor, which runs up your marks in one thing, even though you can't do so very well in others.' This speech, not being especially agreeable to Ellinor's feelings, so considerably darkened the dark look on the brow, that a good-natured girl present who saw the gathering clouds, and who dreaded a 'school-room storm' above all things, sought to avert it by saying, --'Music and German, Annie, Miss Mowbray said. And I'm sure one must be clever to get on in German, for I never can learn it; it's so difficult.' 'Oh, as for German, ' said Annie, saucily, 'I don't think much of the German marks, when it's Fraulein that gives them. We know how particular she is in putting them down correctly, and I think Miss Mowbray seems to have found that out at last, for she didn't seem to think very much of these same German marks. And, you see, we've heard nothing of Fraulein this morning. I told you there was a grand fuss last night, and that something would come of it; though Helen wouldn't tell us what Miss Mowbray wanted when she kept her so long in the study. I only hope we may never see Fraulein again, with her deceitful, underhand ways. I'm sure she would be no loss, at least not to most of us.' 'Come, come, ' said Helen, 'it's very wrong and very foolish to talk like this, when we 're all so busy, too. I'm going to write my theme, and I should advise you, Charity, to get on with yours this morning.' Yes, Charity had intended doing so; but when she took her desk she felt as if the morning's events had driven all her thoughts away. She wished Miss Mowbray had not told them anything aboutshow more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623665
  • 9781236623669