Fighting the Air; A Novel Volume 2

Fighting the Air; A Novel 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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... than one, for the thought of her lies heavy on me sometimes, and I can't help fancying as she's come to harm, somehow." "Pshaw!" exclaimed the father impatiently, "she's right enough, depend on it. Them whimpering sort always seem to light on their legs. If I want to see the girl again, it's for the troub1e's sake of minding the child, and not because I'm afeard of her coming to grief. You wrote to her last week, didn't you?" "Last week and the week afore that," replied Tom, "and told her how bad the child was, and always crying out after her; and if anything will bring her back, that will. But I had only the old address to go by, and like enough Winny 's left her first place by this time and got another." "Like enough indeed," sneered Balchin, "if the folks happen to find her the same shiftless creature as she was whilst here. Why that girl Winifred was no more fit for service than that boy there is to drive a team at the present moment." "I want Winny," sighed the feeble voice of little Benny as the mention of his sister's name roused his dormant energies; "and I want mother; Tom, fetch mother to help carry me away." The faces of both father and son showed ghastly white even in the dusky twilight, as they turned them towards one another, after this last request had fallen from Benny's lips. The child had scarcely ever mentioned his mother's name in his life before, for she had died at his birth, and he could not remember her. "I say, fetch a light, Tom," exclaimed Balchin, presently, but his voice quivered; "we can't sit in this confounded...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825438
  • 9781236825438