Fred's Fresh Start; And What He Did by Moral Courage

Fred's Fresh Start; And What He Did by Moral Courage

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... and opened the old withered heart, and crept in and warmed me up till I don't feel this room a wilderness any more.-Ain't we friends? us, old and young?" "Ay, Mr. Tucker; that we be; you're kind enough to let me." Fred spoke low, but very earnestly. "I've had a deal on my mind to say to you for long, boy;--a deal that I couldn't find how to say; but to day it seems some way come up into my very mouth, and it 'ill have made my heart lighter if I say it out. "When you were all nigh starving last winter, --the time you came in just to toast a bit of bread, you thought--only it's my mind that God sent you to warm up my old heart--well, when your mother was ready to broak down, she said you set her up by saying something about trusting God at the worst." "Did I?" "Ay; so she told me." Fred looked confused, almost ashamed at being confronted with the simple faith he had had not quite a year since. He recollected all now; recollected, but was ashamed of that very trust. Ben went on: "And she said that the boy that spoke so would never go far astray--she took comfort about you. Don't be ashamed, boy." "I ain't ashamed--I'd do anything, for mother--but I'm getting big, and can't talk like that." "I don't hold much with talking, but I 'm afeard you don't think like that now. You're set up in yourself, and content with the good character you've got; you trust yourself, and don't think as you should about right and wrong." Fred was silent. He knew it was all true. He knew more of himself than old Ben guessed at, and he was honest with himself for the time--he admitted that he had no right to the bits of soap and ends of candles that he found about the scullery and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572386
  • 9781236572387