A Double Thread Volume 2

A Double Thread Volume 2

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... me, or even reproachful, but patiently grieved. I remember once saying to her that I thought a large establishment an awful nuisance; and that--as it is difficult for a man to serve even two masters properly--I was thankful that I could not afford to keep more than two servants. She mourned over me just as if I had said that sickness was a pleasure or pain a delight." "Then was Miss Greenfield afraid of poverty?" asked ack. "Not a bit of it. She agreed with me that more money than you actually want becomes a burden, and takes all the pleasure out of life. All we desired was sufficient means to enable us to be always together. It didn't seem much to ask, did it? but it was more than we received; yet other people get wealth and houses and lands in abundant measure. I feel sure that God will explain everything to us some day, and make it all plain; but I cannot deny that a great many of us will want--and will ask for---an explanation." There was a moment's silence, which ack did not like to break; and then Philip Cartwright added abruptly, in a voice not like his own, "She died, you know, worn out with waiting; and within a year of her death I became rector of a large London parish." "It was frightfully rough on you," ack said sympathetically. "Yes, and on her too. I think that temporal success which comes too late is almost harder to bear than failure; but to succeed, ever so little, in helping and comforting one's fellow-creatures, is the one kind of success that can never come too late." "I suppose it is. But did Miss Greenfield never know that you became one of the most popular preachers in town?" The rector smiled. "Of course she knew;...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771478
  • 9781236771476