Dick Catchem, the Ragged School Boy, Or, the History of a London Arab

Dick Catchem, the Ragged School Boy, Or, the History of a London Arab

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...not give him proper directions unless he made him acquainted with all the past, as well as with his present trials. The boy's heart was thoroughly softened, and determining to place entire confidence in his friend, he laid before him a history of his life, asfar as his memory would enable him. He did not keep back any of his past guilt, and admitted that his punishment was just; but he complained bitterly that the police interfered with him in his attempt to earn a honest living. Mr. asked him what he thought the police were placed on duty for, and pointed out that it was to prevent robbery taking place. He then showed him that the associates of his boyhood had done those very acts which he admitted the officers were put on duty to prevent; and tried to convince him that the man had only carried out his instructions, because he believed that Dick was carrying on the same operations that area thieves did. Mr. said, "I will see the Inspector to-morrow, and give him the particulars you have told me. I will tell him you have served me and some of my friends with fruit for over three months; that you have joined my class, and that I fully believe you intend to be honest in future. "When you see the policeman coming again, keep on your business; if they speak to you, answer them with civility; and be sure and avoid all your old companions, so that they may not he able to tempt you to sin, and you may not be thought to have again joined them in their evil courses." Dick promised to take his recommendation; and as his morrow's round was in another direction, did not fear being interrupted on that day. The next morning Mr. called at the Station, and saw the Inspector, who knew him personally, and was aware of his labour of love in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512642
  • 9781236512642