The Grammar School Reader; Containing the Essential Principles of Elocution and a Series of Exercises in Reading : Designed for Classes in Grammar School
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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...I took my share, and embarked with it for the East Indies, where I had a cousin who had long wished me to assist him in his business. I was received by him with the utmost kindness, and my little property turned to the best account. 15. "Twelve years of successful industry made me a rich man; and as soon as I could settle my affairs, I returned to England.b. I found my mother still living, and my brothers and sisters fixed in different situations. I have paid every debt I might have contracted with them, and my only account, which remains unbalanced, is that I have to settle with you." 16. "With me, sir?" said Ralph; "you have nothing to settle with me. The trifling assistance you received was not worth remembering; it was only what I should have gladly given to any one in your circumstances. Times have altered a good deal since, and I often feel the greatest sorrow in witnessing distress which I have not the power to relieve." 17. "But you shall have the power," answered the gentleman. "Independence could never be better placed than in your hands. But we will talk of these things to-morrow. Now give me my supper, as you promised; for I have traveled a great distance to-day, and am rather tired." Ralph prepared his simple fare, and then showed his guest to his humble bed. 18. Next morning, the little story of the misfortunes, with which Ralph had had to struggle, was recounted. The stranger, eager to place him in a happier lot, purchased a neat house, and having stocked it with every necessary, and increased his flock by fifty sheep, the happy Ralph was made owner of it, and lived many years in that prosperity which usually follows industry and integrity. 19. His benefactor generally...
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