In a Good Cause; A Collection of Stories, Poems, and Illustrations

In a Good Cause; A Collection of Stories, Poems, and Illustrations

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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. 1885* edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Harrington was the frankest of men; he offered Kate the life ' far east of Temple Bar' to be shared with him in the fullest meaning of that sharing. She accepted him, with the opposite of all she had been living amongst for a year as the condition of their future. ' I only know I could not do it, even for you, Mark, ' said Clarice, with deep conviction, and Mark laughed, as much at her serious assurance as at the wildly incongruous notion suggested by her words. They did not oppose Kate's engagement. She was an orphan, free to dispose of her own future. Clarice and Mark were no great readers of character, but they had a notion in common about Kate--that she had a great deal of stedfastness in her, and would stick to her purpose whether she were opposed or not. They were immensely pleased with Mr. Harrington. Clarice thought him perfectly charming, in an odd sort of way, and Mark declared him to be a very fine fellow; the kind of man to make other fellows feel ashamed of themselves, not inten tionally--he was not in the least preachy--but because he could not help it. So Kate Carr and the parson from the unknown regions of the far east were engaged, and Lady Jane Moore undertook, at Kate's request, to teach her something of the world Mr. Harrington lived and worked in by taking her to the places where much of her own time was passed. Then did Kate, who thought she knew Lady Jane so well, discover how little she and Clarice knew of her charity, her patience, her self-denial, and her faithful accounting to the Giver, Who is also the Requirer, for His gifts of wealth, position, influence, and grace to use them in the service of His poor. And then did Lady Jane, seeing how Kate's heart was opening to all good impressions, and kindling with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674332
  • 9781236674333