The House at the Corner of Broad Street, by the Author of 'The Two Friends of Forley'

The House at the Corner of Broad Street, by the Author of 'The Two Friends of Forley'

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...She could not possibly leave her grandmother, and yet she did not like to leave the kind-hearted greengrocer without any notice, and put her to the same inconvenience she was in when Lucy was first engaged. As soon as Mrs. Grey was awake, she told her difficulty. "What time ought you to be there P " she asked. Lucy told her from eight o'clock till twelve. "Then," said Mrs. Grey, "if you like to run round to Pope's Alley--No. 4--to my daughter-in-law, and tell her all that has happened, I know she'll let her boy William go to Mrs. Salomons. I don't think Mrs. Salomons will mind, because she knows us all, and she wanted William as an errand boy once before, only his father didn't like to take him away from school so soon." Lucy was very thankful to Mrs. Grey for this way out of her difficulty, and running off, she soon found her friend's house in Pope's Alley. Young Mrs. Grey was deeply grieved when she heard the sad end of yesterday's conversation, and was quite willing to promise that her son William should go to Mrs. Salomons, and be there by eight o'clock, and take Lucy's place and explain the cause of her absence. The week passed wearily enough, although, thanks to the two Mrs. Greys, Lucy was seldom left long alone. Lucy observed with great satisfaction that her grandmother seemed to take notice of all that was passing, and did not appear at all excited or distressed at seeing strange faces round her. Mr. Martin, the doctor, held out great hopes that she would in time recover, and indeed, to Lucy's great delight, she fancied already that her grandmother's speech was in a measure returning, and she could sometimes distinguish enough words in the sentences to make out what she wished to say. She was too...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971043
  • 9781236971043