The Claremont Tales

The Claremont Tales

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...his pastor's house, and was soon by his bedside. He explained to Mr Ashley, Roger's miserable case, and asked his permission to go and nurse him. The clergyman's pale face grew paler at the thought. "I dare not hinder you in the way of duty," said he; "but have you spoken of this to your father 1 Never in anything of importance act without consulting him. Your having received a better education than your parent, does not alter God's command, Children obey your 'parents in all things. Go, ask his leave; if you obtain his consent, you have mine." Back Willy hastened to the woodcutter's dwelling, and found his father seated in the cottage. The smile with which the poor man welcomed his son, was soon changed to a grave and anxious expression when Willy told him his errand. "Poor Roger! poor Roger!" said the woodcutter, thoughtfully; "I fear that I have had some share in leading him to his ruin. In those miserable days when I was a stranger to God, he learned much evil from me; I believe that he first entered a public-house in my company;" the woodcutter groaned at the thought. "And now how can I undo the mischief that I have done t God may have pardoned me--I humbly hope that he has--but the remembrance that I helped to tempt and to lead astray a poor soul that may never be brought back again, will be a grief at my heart to my dying day." "You will allow me, then, to go and nurse the sick boy, father," said Willy, gently; "perhaps his very sufferings may be the means of leading him to God." "As mine were, as mine were--blessed be the Lord," cried the woodcutter. "I would go myself, but I have not the power of speaking as you have, nor the education to read...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946294
  • 9781236946294