Christian Hatherley's Childhood, by C.E.B

Christian Hatherley's Childhood, by C.E.B

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...I know very well how this stitch, is done, for I made this cap myself." And then she explained how she had wanted money to buy fruit for poor Tom, and had tried the nightcap plan at Patty's suggestion, and how delighted they had been when Mrs. Harley bought it for Kate. This led to an account of Tom, and about Christian's first acquaintance with him. And then the conversation glided to her acquaintance with Mrs. Clair, and how that lady had first aroused the desire in her heart to do Christian deeds worthy of her name. Kate listened with almost breathless interest. A longing was arising in her to be useful too. "What a nice name you have," she said to Christian; "I wish I had been called Christian instead of Katherine: if I had, I should have wanted to do kind things too." "But what difference would that make?" said Christian, opening her blue eyes so wide with surprise, that Kate laughed. "Your being named Katherine does not make it a bit less right for you to be kind." "No, I suppose not; but I think being named Christian, as you are, would make one often think about it." "But though you are not named Christian, you are a Christian, you know, because you were made one when you were christened. I remember Miss Anson telling us that one day." "Well, I am sure I should like to be of some use; but I don't see how I can. You see, you were walking down the street when you met Nelly and helped her to look for her penny; but I have not been out for ever so long. I hope I shall get strong again, and able to go out soon." "I hope you will," said Christian. Then, after a pause, she continued, "I remember something Mrs. Clair said to me one day, which I think you will...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585240
  • 9781236585240