Great Teachers

Great Teachers

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...all this was history, well defined. Booker said he could please her, even if she was a Yankee. He applied for the job and got it, with wages fixed at a dollar a week, with a promise of twenty-five cents extra every week, if he did his work without talking back and breaking a tray of dishes. EN I US! No hovel is safe from it!" says Whistler SS S& Genius consists in doing the right thing without being told more than three times. Booker silently studied the awful Yankee woman to see what she really wanted. He finally decided that she desired her servants to have clean skins, fairly neat clothing, do things promptly, finish the job and keep still when they had nothing to say. He set himself to please her--and he did. She loaned him books, gave him a lead-pencil, and showed him how to write with a pen without smearing his hands and face with ink. He told her of his dream and asked about Armstrong and Hampton. She told him that Armstrong was the man and Hampton the place. At last he got her consent to leave and go to Hampton. I When he started she gave him a comb, a toothbrush, two handkerchiefs and a pair of shoes. He had been working for her for a year, and she thought, of course, he saved his wages. He never told her that his money had gone to keep the family, because his stepfather had been on a strike and therefore out of work. So the boy started away for Hampton. It was five hundred miles away. He did n't know how far five hundred miles is--nobody does unless he has walked it. He had three dollars, so he gaily paid for a seat in the stage. At the end of the first day he was forty miles from home and out of money. He slept in a barn, and a colored woman handed him a ham-bone and a chunk of bread out of the kitchen-window, more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752910
  • 9781236752918