Hester Strong's Life Work; Or, the Mystery Solved

Hester Strong's Life Work; Or, the Mystery Solved

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...I came here that night under peculiar circumstances, as you very well know. I knew you would need me, and you did. I didn't expect to hear what I heard," she said, bending towards him and speaking low, "nor sec just what I saw, either. I expected to hear Unie crying, nothing more. I hesitated at the door. Am I to blame for hearing what I heard? It was lucky for you that it was I who heard it, and not another," she said, impressively. "But I promise in the presence of God, that I will never repeat all I heard, if you will give me the writing I require." "I'll trust you," said he, the muscles of his face relaxing; "I'll trust you; but if you break your oath, beware. But first give me a writing that I shall never be called upon to pay the child's board, or other expenses, and also that you will forever keep a secret those terrible, thoughtless words you heard. I didn't mean it; I was vexed." "That I will do," said Hester. "Bring me pen and paper." The two papers were exchanged, and Hester made a bundle of the few garments belonging to baby, and waited for Mr. Giles. "I shan't trust 'er, if you do, till she's gin suthin better 'n that; 'er tongue is allers a runnin'," she heard Miss Ann say, as she stepped out to hasten preparations. A strange feeling came over her as she returned and waited another hour. Unie was in a deep sleep, and everything was still. She felt timid; it was a new feeling to her. "My nerves are getting weak," she thought"; "I haven't slept much for three nights. Mr. Giles," she called, "are you almost ready? Unie is sleeping, and it is getting late. I should like to go now." "I have concluded not to go till morning, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620089
  • 9781236620088