Good-Bye to Market

Good-Bye to Market : A Collection of Stories (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Good-Bye to Market: A Collection of Stories As dainty an old woman as could be seen anywhere! The last time she went to Calton St. Anne's (she was seventy-six then, and for some weeks had been absent) she wore her best grey gown - of thin silk festooned with ruchings, her Paisley shawl - the ground white, the Indian palms a softened yellow, her scuttle bonnet with its crimped lawn cap, which, bleached as it was, was no snowier than the hair beneath. This costume had hitherto been reserved for great occasions, her ordinary market attire being severely plain, but neat to perfection. But, in her opinion this was as great an occasion as any - she had come to say good-bye to the market, and to quit the scene with the grace of a gifted actress who retires into private life. That day she held in either hand the crook of an ash stick. Her eldest son, Jabez, offered his arm, but, being a proud woman, she refused his help, and although she still carried herself with dignity, one could see that her knees were no longer in good working order. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 336g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 33 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243326106
  • 9780243326105