A Faggot of Stories for Little Folk

A Faggot of Stories for Little Folk

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...answer seemed to gain the decided approval of a serjeant in whose presence the interview took place; "I'll take my chance, uncle, --good bye." And so saying, he turned on his heel, leaving the old man gazing vacantly after him. Away went John Avery to the wars, and for a long time nothing more was heard about him. Meanwhile his cousin Eichard went to Cambridge, and by continued industry and careful attention to even the minutest portions of his business, succeeded very well. It was by leaving nothing to chance that he got his fellowship. The examination turned on a branch of mathematics not generally much questioned on, but Eichard knew that he was liable for it; so, determined to leave nothing to chance, he read it up. It was well for him that he did so; it was the means of his success. It would be impossible to tell how rejoiced Dick Martin's uncle was, when he received the news of his fellowship, and how he embraced the young man when he came home. Nothing was wanting for his future advancement; and Dick in after years became an eminent member of the bar. He was never considered a brilliant, but always an eminently safe man; and as he spared no pains, and left no point without being sure of it, he attained both wealth and honour in the end. Meanwhile news from time to time arrived from the war. John Avery's regiment was ordered on active service very soon after he joined it; and he was in the course of a short time promoted to be a serjeant. There were I few braver or smarter men than he was; and for a while he distinguished himself very much He came at last however by his death while "taking his chance." He had been warned by his commanding officer of the great danger of straying beyond a certain distance when foraging; but...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526708
  • 9781236526700