Henry and Mary, Or, the Little Orphans, Tr. by S. Cobbett

Henry and Mary, Or, the Little Orphans, Tr. by S. Cobbett

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...late in the autumn." "We know of somebody who would take us in if we could only find our way to the village called Oberg, for there is a kind old woman there who I am sure would let us live with her. Bat then how can we get there?" answered Mary. "Oberg? Oberg?" repeated the man. "Yes, now I remember; there is a village of the name, but that is ten good miles from here." "If we were once out of the wood, then we could ask our way," said Hiniry. The charcoal-burner's wife now said timidly: "To-morrow, you know, there is a wagon coming from Rastadt for charcoal: how would it be if we asked the wagoner to take the children with him as far as that?" '.'! To-morrow! Then we should have to keep them here all that time, and feed them besides!" answered he, roughly and crossly. "It would only be a Christian act, husband," answered his wife, "and who knows but it may be repaid to our own children some day." "You are always such a kind-hearted soul, wife," said he, "such a Samaritan. But people don't get on in the world that way!" "The children could very well earn their bit of bread to-day, as we are going to dig the potatoes," answered she, "and if they were to help us I dare say we should finish the whole." "Oh, well, that is another thing! If they can work, then they shall eat, else I would give them nothing." The affair was now settled; the charcoalburner went to work with his spade to dig the potatoes, whilst all the children were employed in picking them up, and Mary and her brother worked with so much industry and good humour, that even the charcoal-burner himself could not help praising them, and pointed them out as a...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618165
  • 9781236618160