God's Fool Volume 2

God's Fool 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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...and you can distribute them yourself." Elias shook his head. "And what would become of Volderdoes Zonen then?" he said unexpectedly. "You are forgetting, Hubert, about Volderdoes Zonen." "There will be money enough left for Volderdoes," replied Hubert, "even if we buy flowers." "No there won't," persisted Elias vehemently. "You forget about the kind gentleman's coming and arranging that it all should be given to the poor. Except what was wanted for Volderdoes Zonen, I said. And Hendrik said so too. There must'always be enough for Volderdoes Zonen." "What do you mean?" queried Hubert. "What kind gentleman?" But the question was too abrupt. For only answer Elias started to his feet, panic-stricken by sudden reproach, and thinking out aloud, momentarily unconscious of his brother's presence. "I wasn't to tell Hubert!" he cried. "What have I done? Johanna! Johanna! I wanted to be exactly like Christ, and I am always doing something wrong! Oh how dreadful it is to be a fool!" "Johanna," said Hubert, shutting the door and facing the old woman, "what is this about the Notary coming to see Elias in connection with giving away money to the poor?" "And if Mynheer has spoken, so much the greater pity, I think, Meneer Hubert," answered the old Nurse with spirit. "I told him to let the matter rest, and so did Meneer Hendrik. For I agree with Meneer Hendrik, and you must excuse my saying so, but I think it a great mistake that the poor gentleman's weakheadedness and kind-heartedness should be abused, and that he should be encouraged to give away everything...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761707
  • 9781236761705