Harriet's Mistakes, by the Author of 'Clary's Confirmation'

Harriet's Mistakes, by the Author of 'Clary's Confirmation'

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...herself so brave and self-denying, and she went into the shop to find Mr. Simms. He was not there, and it was a minute or two before he appeared. When he did so, Harriet said, eagerly--"Oh, Mr. Simms, may I give those children a little more? They are so hungry, and Nannie gave the boy part of hers." "She always does; I never saw such a girl!" exclaimed he. "Oh yes, give them some more, and welcome." As Harriet re-entered the kitchen she heard Alf exclaim, in a frightened tone, "Oh, Nan!" "Hush, hush!" returned the girl, glancing hastily at Harriet. "What's the matter?" asked she. "Nothing," said Nan. "We must go home now." "I'm going to give you some more bread and cheese. Aren't you glad?" said Harriet, kindly. "There, now," said Alf; but Nan said nothing, and looked uncomfortable. Harriet thought it odd, but cut the food, and said they could take it home with them if they liked. "You carry it, Alf," said Nan, in a relieved tone; and they ran off through the shop, hardly saying good-bye. "I say," said Mr. Simms, putting in his head directly afterwards, "those children ran off as if they'd got a policeman at their heels; I hope they haven't taken anything that doesn't belong to them." "I never thought of that!" exclaimed Harriet, looking quickly round. "I don't seem to miss anything; I'm sure I hope they haven't." "I hope so too," said Mr. Simms; "but they're slippery little customers, I'm afraid. What else can you expect from children reared in Bane Street?" "I thought their mother was respectable?" "So she is--as honest a woman as ever stepped, but she...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854438
  • 9781236854438