Christmas Selections; For Readings and Recitations

Christmas Selections; For Readings and Recitations

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... "Of course you ain't got it, Ann; I know that; but I wanted to tell some one as I knowed would sympathize with me." "I am sorry for you, Belinda, and I hope you get the money somehow," said Ann, with an effort. "I know you are sorry, Ann. Good-night." And Ann watched her walk slowly away, then she put out the light and went to bed. " I'm dreadful sorry, dreadful sorry," she said over and over to herself. She tossed restlessly. "Are you sorry, Ann Teek'!" a voice seemed to say. "What does the Bible say about pure and undefiled religion visitin' the fatherless and the widowed'! And what are you doin', Ann Teek'! Are you livin' up to Scripture in Widow Dawson's case'!" And she arose with the first streaks of gray and went over to Belinda's with the necessary money to save Willie from prison. That day she returned the samples with a letter to the store, saying she was not ready to get her dress yet. Her footsteps were slower now and the white dominated in her hair. More slowly the savings dropped into the drawer, but her purpose kept its determination, and after eight years of waiting she again beheld twenty-five dollars in her place of deposit. Then a change suddenly took place in Ann. She shut herself in from all intercourse with her friends. She even ceased going to the church, and when neighbors or the minister called to inquire about her, she, ever on the lookout, hastened to lock herself away. But one day she went to Amestown, and said to a clerk in the principal store: "I want to see your black silk." She ran her hand caressingly over the pattern she liked best. Then she reluctantly took...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782518
  • 9781236782519