The Golden Fleece, by A.L.O.E

The Golden Fleece, by A.L.O.E

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ..."I'm sorry to be late, papa," said Philomel, as she hastily proceeded to perform the duties of the tea-table, after unloosing her straw-hat and throwing her scarf across the back of a chair. Mr. Lamb was a punctual man, and the hands of the little brass clock on the mantelpiece--the most steadygoing of clocks--pointed to quarter of an hour beyond the usual time at which the vicar partook of his simple repast. "Any news, papa?" asked Philomel, as she unlocked the rosewood caddy. "That wretched business about the school can hardly be called news now," said the vicar; "nothing (208) 6 has ever happened in this parish that has given me more annoyance." "Has any one been here?" inquired Philomel, with her eyes fixed upon the water which she was pouring into the cups to heat them. "Yes, poor old Barnes was here; he wants me to get him a weekly allowance from the Board. I think that the honest old fellow should have it; I told him I'd do what I could." Philomel was persuaded old Barnes had not come upon horseback, and felt no strong interest at that moment in the worn-out ploughman. "And Mrs. Bullen called for a letter to the G Dispensary for her child. I'll go and see poor little Martha to-morrow; I'm afraid that she'll never get the better of that attack in her chest." And the vicar, as he took his seat at the table, looked almost as grave as if the washerwoman's child had been one of his own. "Any other visitors, papa?" asked Philomel, after a pause. Had she seen the mark of wheels as well as of hoofs on the gravel, she would have asked the question more boldly. "Visitors--yes," said the vicar, rousing himself from an apparently painful train of thought to speak...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
  • 1236628772
  • 9781236628770