Guy Waterman Volume 1

Guy Waterman Volume 1

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...sighed Susy, with increased and increasing respect as she wondered how many more of these communications were to follow, and tried to repress her very natural excitement. 'I didn't like anybody to know how much I had, and so I used to take money every year" to a broker in London, and he laid it out for me; and you'll find a paper from him in the drawer showing how much he has had of mine to invest; and I think, altogether, Susy, there's nigh a thousand pound you'll be worth.' 'A thousand pounds, mother!' and Susanna's eyes opened as widely as if she had been told she was the heiress to a million; for, although at her early age she had arrived at excellent notions of the value of money in detail, she had had no experience, mental o, r other, to enable her to appreciate it in the gross. Practically, a thousand pounds was about the limit of her working, every-day imagination in financial matters. No doubt she will improve in that point by-and-by. 'A thousand pounds, mother!' she re-echoed, in undisguised wonder. 'Ay, Susy, dear, it's a deal of money, ain't it? I thought to have enjoyed it with you a bit after this period o' my life, and I've worked hard and done things for it I don't like to think on now.' ' 'Then don't, mother dear, ' logically and kindly suggested Susanna. 'Ay, but I must think of 'em. I'm dying, I know that; and how do I know where Pm going to, or what'11 become of me by this time to-morrow?' almost screamed the miserable woman. 'Well, but mother dear, hasn't the parson been and settled that for you? I'm sure he talked with you long enough, and prayed...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563107
  • 9781236563101