The Failure of Elizabeth Volume 1

The Failure of Elizabeth Volume 1

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...stay, ' she said. 'She would not if it had been wrong. It is different abroad; people don't keep Sunday in the same way. I always go to church twice at home; I have to.' 'Yes; that is what mamma says, ' replied Miss Sparrow. 'She said to papa it was sad that a young girl like you should fall into corrupt foreign ways as soon as you come abroad, and that it showed a sad want of sound religious training. One of these tracts is about keeping the Sabbath; you don't mind my telling you, Elisabeth?' 'I don't mind your telling me anything? said Elisabeth, with a flash of impatience; 'but I wish, Mary, if you don't mind, you would take away those tracts. I--I don't mind some kinds of religious books; I told your mother so when she asked me. But I don't like that kind, ' touching with one finger the little heap of tracts Mary had laid on the table. 'No, mamma said she was afraid you cared very little for pure Gospel truth, ' said Miss Sparrow, in her flat, melancholy tones. 'I think I must leave the books, Elisabeth. Mamma can't make you read them, as she said to papa; but a word in season and out of season is her motto, she says; and there they are, at any rate. Shall we go down now, Elisabeth? Mamma has been waiting for some time, and she says she likes to be early, before Frau Werner fills up the teapot the second time, because after that the tea is always so weak. Mamma wanted Frau Werner to allow her to make the tea instead, but Frau Werner wouldn't; I'm sure I don't know why. I am sure an English person must know how to make tea better than a German. Mamma says Frau Werner would have let her, she thinks, but that Mrs. General Cleaver prevented her. Mrs. General Cleaver always tries to prevent what mamma wants. It was she, mamma thinks, who made Frau...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515544
  • 9781236515544