Enoch Roden's Training. by the Author of 'Jessica's First Prayer'

Enoch Roden's Training. by the Author of 'Jessica's First Prayer'

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...was choked, though all the paupers in the room were looking on; and those who knew the guardian, and wanted to find favour in his eyes, were laughing, and urging him to try. He could not bear to think of going over to the Shawbury Journal office, and crying that paper through the streets. Surely this could not be the work set him to do. "Please, how much money could Enoch earn in that way?" asked Lucy. "That depends upon himself, my pretty lass," answered the guardian. "I should pay him by the number he sells. Some days he'd get a shilling, or eighteenpence if he is sharp." "I think you ought to try, Enoch," whispered Lucy in his ear. "I'll come, sir," said Enoch, making a great effort to speak; "but I can't call 'Shawbury Journal!' now, sir, in this place. None of our people have ever been here before." "Oh, there'll be no difficulty about the old lady getting in," said the guardian. "Vickers will make out an order at once, and she can go in without having the trouble of going home again. Do you come to my office for the papers at five this evening, lad." He passed on, and Enoch followed him with his eyes, until, the inner door shut him out from his view. That was his new master, then, in the place of Mr. Drury; and his work was to be in circulating the rival paper, which Brook had called a scandal to the town. It was a very bitter disappointment; it seemed as if even help was to come in a way unexpected and mortifying. Indeed, the aid was so scanty, that it did not bring any direct comfort to Granny; for there would be too much risk in taking her home again on the chance of his uncertain earnings. Thus dark unbelief and mistrust still prevailed in the heart...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858867
  • 9781236858863