Children of the Mist, a Novel Volume 1

Children of the Mist, a Novel Volume 1

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...for it. Theer's plenty doin' 'pon the land now, an' I want to hear you 've got a job 'fore I come home. Husbands must work for two; an' Phoebe'll be on your hands come less than a couple o' years.' ' One year and five months and seven days 'tis.' 'Very well. You 've got to mind a brace of things meantime; to make a vitty home for her by the sweat of your body, an' to keep your hands off her till she 'm free to come to 'e.' 'Big things both, though I ban't afeared of myself afore 'em. I've thought a lot in my time, an' be allowed to have sense an' spirit for that matter.' 'Spirit, ess fay, same as your faither afore you; but not so much sense as us can see wi'out lightin' cannel.' 'Wonder if Uncle oel be so warm a man as he 'd have us think sometimes of an evenin' arter his hot whisky an' water? ' said Chris. 'Don't 'e count on no come-by-chance from him. He 's got money, that I knaw, but ban't gwaine to pass our way, for he tawld me so in as many words. Sarah Watson will reap what he's sawed; an' who shall grumble? He 'm a just man, though not of the accepted way o' thinkin'.' ' Why for didn't he marry her?' asked Will. 'Caan't tell 'e more 'n the dead. ust a whim. I asked her same question, when I was last to Newton, an' she said 'twas to save the price of a licence she reckoned, though in his way of life he might have got matrimony cheap as any man. But theer 'tis. Her's bin gude as a wife more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684842X
  • 9781236848420