George Ready, Or, How to Live for Others; A Christmas Story for Boys and Girls

George Ready, Or, How to Live for Others; A Christmas Story for Boys and Girls

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...he knew them very well. At first he appeared to be very angry with them, and called them spies; but they said they were true men, sons of one father, with whom they had left' their younger brother, and one of their number was dead. "When the governor heard this, he said, 'Bring your younger brother to see me, and then I shall know that your words are true;' and he took one of their number and bowid him as a hostage till they should return with the brother they had left at home. Then he sent them away with a supply of corn, but when they opened their sacks they were afraid that evil would befall them, for every man's money was in the mouth of his sack. "After a time the supply of provisions was exhausted, and they proposed to return and buy more of the governor; but their father would not part with the youngest of tlfcir number, for he said that one had fallen a prey to wild beasts, and the other should not leave him. But the famine was dreadful in the land, and there was no other way to get bread, so the old man with sorrow allowed his sons to depart, carrying with them their younger brother. When they came into the presence of the governor they bowed themselves before him, and he could hardly refrain from embracing them, so anxious was he to make himself known to them. "But the governor intended first to make them sensible of their wickedness, and so he caused his own drinking cup of silver to be put into the sack of his younger brother, together with the money brought to pay for the corn, and the money of his other brothers into their sacks. After they had started he sent men to bring them back, accusing them of committing robberies in the house of the governor, which appeared to be confirmed when the sacks were opened, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845765
  • 9781236845764