The Hearthstone Boy

The Hearthstone Boy

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...tradesman, rat after his death, friends advised the remcral of the family to London, and very soon trey were glad to get the two rooms they mw occupied. They needed two then, and coud pay for them, because Frank earned tweliB shillings a week, but now he had left thea they did not need the small back room, anc had asked the landlord several times to take it off their hands, for it was a hard struggle to get bread and pay the rent too. But they could not live in a lower room, because the light was so dim; and Annie would not be able to do her painting, or Mrs. Emens her needlework. Mrs. Emens had said she would ask the landlord again to take this room off their hands, but he refused to do it. "What are we to do, mother?" said Annie, when she heard it. "I shall be very sorry to go from here, because of the light," said her mother, "but I am afraid I must do it; we cannot pay so much." Just then the door opened, and the same boy we saw talking to Bill entered with the bread in his hand, just as it had been given him. "O Teddy! where did you get that from?" said his mother, a momentary feeling of pain darting across her mind, lest her darling, tempted by hunger, should have stolen it. "A boy gave it to me, mother," answered Edwin. "He was only a poor boy, but he bought this for me." Mrs. Emens breathed a sigh of relief, and raised her eyes in grateful thanks to her heavenly Father for even this small portion of "daily bread," and divided it among her three hungry children. "But, mother, you haven't got any for yourself," said Edwin. "I don't care about any, Teddy dear," said his mother; "I can wait until the evening. Annie will have finished some of...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895541
  • 9781236895547