Hattie May; Or, Ways of Doing Good

Hattie May; Or, Ways of Doing Good

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...in to see you again to-morrow, and if you will let your little girl go home with us she will learn the way, so that she can come in the morning and take breakfast with us." "I should-be very glad to have her go. Poor Violet, she has had a lonely time here with her sick mother." Next morning the little stranger timidly rang the. door-bell, and was cordially welcomed by Mrs. May and Hattie. They gave her a nice warm breakfast, and it did their hearts good to see the hungry child eat with such a keen relish. Just then Mr. Wilson the milkman came in. "I see I am late this morning, Mrs. May," said he. "A little behind time, I believe. It is of no consequence, however, we had a plenty of milk left from yesterday's sup ply." "Bless me, what blue eyes that little one has. Whose child is she, Mrs. May?" Stepping close to Mr. Wilson, she replied in a low tone: "Her name is Violet Canby. Her mother is a young Englishwoman who' has only been in this country about a year. Her husband was suddenly killed six months ago, and she is now very ill. I went to see her yesterday, and I shouldn't be surprised to hear of.her death at any time. Poor Violet, she hasn't a relation in the world to claim her." "It is a hard case, truly. She has just such blue eyes as our Nellie had. I was struck with the resemblance the moment I saw her." ' "0 Mr. Wilson, couldn't you take this little one to your home and heart, and cherish her in place of your own Nellie whom God has taken home?" '"I declare, Mrs. May, I'm glad you spoke of it," said he, brushing away a tear. "I '11 talk with my wife about it, and if she is willing, I should like nothing better than to take that blue-eyed Violet to my...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
  • 1236543157
  • 9781236543158