George Wilson McCree; With Extracts from His Journals

George Wilson McCree; With Extracts from His Journals

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...not choose to risk another explosion of laughter. Happening myself to be present on another occasion, I thought it might be well to allow some child to implore the blessing of God on the meal, and I therefore intimated my wish that one of them should do so. As we closed our eyes and waited we heard a little gi1l say: " ' If you please, sir, do you mean a blessing? ' " ' Yes, my love, ' I said, ' I do mean a blessing.' " I then heard the same little voice begin to repeat the Lord's Prayer, but in a somewhat singular fashion, for when she came to the part of the prayer which says, 'Forgive us our trespasses, ' she said, 'Forgive us our Christmases, as we forgive them that Christmas against us, ' and where she got that version of the Lord's Prayer it is impossible to tell, except that it was offered at Christmas time. Not a few of those who came seemed grossly ignorant, even of their own history. On a wet-(lay a boy was brought in from the street, and when I 'thought he had thoroughly satisfied his hunger, I said to him: --" 'What is your name? ' " 'Bob, ' said he. " ' Vi/'here do you live, Bob? ' " He nodded his head at one ofthe windows and went 0n with his dinner. " ' Where do you live, Bob? ' I repeated. " ' Over there, ' he said; but this answer was so "indefinite that I still persisted in asking him where he 'lived. He gave another nod at the window and contented himself with answering, ' Over there.' " ' 'Vhat is your father's name? ' " ' Don't know, ' said he. " ' What is he...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936159
  • 9781236936158