Harry and Archie; Or, First and Last Communion [By E. Monro].

Harry and Archie; Or, First and Last Communion [By E. Monro].

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...down by Harry's side, and said a prayer he really meant. He thought the quiet face smiled on him; he took his last look of the orphan; and placing the lid over his face, left the room. It was the same room he had slept in with Harry the first night he had come from London. How many hours had passed there between them. How much had happened there Archie would never forget. More than once he looked back at the window of the cottage as he went down the lane; "And if it hadn't been for me," he said, "he would have been walking with me to the Confirmation." The Confirmation service was late; and long before Archie could leave the village, he heard the bell tolling for Harry's funeral. As he came to the last stile the funeral wound round the corner. It was a plain funeral: four men carried the factory boy's coffin--men who had worked at the factory, --it was a custom among them--Nannie followed, --and that made the funeral. There was the red cloak, and some crape fastened on to her bonnet; a neighbour had kindly offered her a bonnet of her own, but Nannie would not have it; she said, "her bonnet had followed mother, and she'd have no other for Harry." The church bell was tolling quickly as Archie reached the stile, and saw the funeral wind round the last turn in the lane under the deepened shadow of the trees. Poor Nannie sadly cried; she was left alone in the wide world; she had just waited to see Harry buried, and then she would go back to gain her hard-earned livelihood in the garret. Archie followed the funeral.' There were several people in the churchyard; and when all was over they made way for Nannie to look into the grave. The next day Nannie went back to London: she took the geranium with her; it was a sweet and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502507
  • 9781236502506