A Double Rescue, the Original Short Story

A Double Rescue, the Original Short Story : (R M Ballantyne Masterpiece Collection)

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It is a curious and interesting fact that Christmas-tide seemed to have a peculiar influence on the prospects of our hero Jack Matterby, all through his life. All the chief events of his career, somehow, happened on or about Christmas Day. Jack was born, to begin with, on a Christmas morning. His father, who was a farmer in the middle ranks of life, rejoiced in the fact, esteeming it full of promise for the future. So did his mother. Jack himself did not at first seem to have any particular feeling on the subject. If one might judge his opinions by his conduct, it seemed that he was rather displeased than otherwise at having been born; for he spent all the first part of his natal day in squalling and making faces, as though he did not like the world at all, and would rather not have come into it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 2.03mm | 99.79g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507793774
  • 9781507793770