Emily Milman, by the Author of 'Soldier Harold'

Emily Milman, by the Author of 'Soldier Harold'

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...if Mark had not stood there hardening him on; but when his father asked him such a plain question he could not own the truth; so he blurted out a decided "No;" but he turned away, lest Mr. Milman should see by the confusion that spread over his face that he had told him a lie. But Mr. Milman saw nothing of the sort: he went on: --"Ah! I thought, perhaps, you might have been drawn in with him again. And hark you, Bob, if I ever find that you do keep company with him--ay, so much as one hour willingly--Everleigh shall not hold you both a day longer; for if a son of mine took to Mark's ways, it would go just the road to break my heart: so you know." The words were spoken in a stern tone, but Bob made no answer; and presently Mr. Milman resumed his usual affectionate manner. "I'll tell you what, Bob, my lad, you must really turn over a fresh leaf; I can't have any more of these idle ways; I wish you would follow Gilbert's example. See what a steady-going, industrious fellow he is. He's been working early and late all this busy time, while you, Bob, I am afraid, have been taking your pleasure a little too much. But this must not go on. I cannot do with idle lads about me." "Why, father," exclaimed Bob, "I don't like farm work, and I shall never settle to it; I know I shall not." "Why not?" asked his father, quietly. "Because--because I don't like it," was all the reason Bob could give. "I am afraid it is because you don't like work of any kind, Bob," said Mr. Milman, gravely. "However, I won't have you idle; and if you won't do one thing you must do another. I shall look out for some other employment for you." But that was not at all what Bob wanted. He wished to...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619625
  • 9781236619624