The Hare-Hound and the Witch. the Soldier's Billet. a Peasant Girl's Love. the Hall of the Castle. the Half-Brothers. Twice Lost, But Saved. the Faithful Servant. the Roman Merchant. Ill Got, Ill Gone

The Hare-Hound and the Witch. the Soldier's Billet. a Peasant Girl's Love. the Hall of the Castle. the Half-Brothers. Twice Lost, But Saved. the Faithful Servant. the Roman Merchant. Ill Got, Ill Gone

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...story, Charley; only, here are you and I living alone again, with your little half-brother, Billy, to keep us company. " Well; and I be glad of his company, mother," said Charley: " I always loved little Billy for his own sake, and because he loved me"--(the mutual affection of the boys was indeed very remarkable)--" and now, though, as you say, he turns out to be only my halfbrother, I'll love him better for his father's sake, who was a friend to you when you wanted a friend. But we must open the door and let him in..." Billy's voice had been heard calling on Charles to run down with him to the beach, and see the grand three-masted ship that was passing but a little way out, and, people said, seemed about to send a boat ashore. Ere Charles went to the door, he held out the miniature, and asked, " May I see it often again, mother?" " Keep it, --'tis your own, Charley---here"passing a riband through the loop at its top, " hang it round your neck." As his mother secured it, he once more felt her tears dropping fast on his head, and looking up into her face, he stole his arms around her. ' "Go, now, mother's darlings," as hand in hand they left her humble threshold; "but, Charley, do not stray out far on the sands: it will be a spring-tide, I fear, and the breeze comes fresh from the sea.." Still hand in hand they proceeded on their walk; Billy unusually communicative, and Charles unusually silent. Indeed the younger boy remarked his brother's taciturnity, and taxed him with it. They met groups of their former playmates in' the village-street, whom the child wished to join; but Charles, chucking him closer...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800990
  • 9781236800992