The Happy Family; Or, Selfishness and Self-Denial, by the Author of 'Simple Rules'

The Happy Family; Or, Selfishness and Self-Denial, by the Author of 'Simple Rules'

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...to her that the coach was not yet come in, and that it was supposed that the fact of the roads being deeper in snow in other parts than around the village, was the cause of this delay. It was during this visit he had paid to the cottage, that Frank had arrived at the inn, and, after having given directions to the landlord to send help to the coachman, had at once proceeded at full speed to his father's house; and it was upon Stephens' return to the inn that he found the assembled crowd collected, as we have detailed in the last chapter, around Mrs. "Welch and her son, listening to their account of the accident. He was now impatiently watching for some assistance to be sent from the Vicarage, and lamenting that his old age and infirmities prevented him going himself, while daylight yet would shew the print of the footsteps in the snow. That Carlo would trace them he had no doubt, and his mind was iu some degree relieved. Thomas, with the carriage, was not however long in arriving, and he brought directions from Mr. Greville, that soon occasioned bustle and activity in the waiting group, for all the men who were strong and able were anxious to tender their services to their beloved pastor. Mr. Greville had desired that men with lanterns should accompany his carriage to the gate where the boys had turned olf from the road, and from thence trace their footsteps. It was just at the moment the party were starting that Leonard and Robert reached the inn, and loud was the burst of grief when it was known that poor Arthur was then lying helpless and alone, and perhaps perishing in the snow. Leonard did not forget the instructions which Arthur had given him, on the necessity of something being taken to carry him on; and blankets, and a shutter, on...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611691
  • 9781236611697