The Household Angel in Disguise

The Household Angel in Disguise

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...for no sooner did he hear his father's buggy come driving into the yard than he caught his cap, and darted behind the door; and, though his mother was fearful it would be too sudden for his doating father, yet she could not reprove her son when he had just returned home. So the good doctor had an equal surprise with his wife; for, when he had seated himself, and taken a paper from his hat to read until dinner was ready, a voice from behind him whispered, " Father! " He started from his chair, gazed around him, and, seeing no one, said, quickly, " Mother, did you hear that? If our boy was at home, I should say that was his voice." " Father, dear father! " said the voice again. The now excited father sprang to the closet, threw back the door, and his son leaped into his arms. 'Finding that he was in no way weary of the life he had chosen, and that he had brought letters of good conduct from his captain, his parents wisely concluded to allow him to follow his inclination, and make another voyage. During this visit, he went to Lindenwood, and carried his father's little patient a beautiful model of a schooner he had made on board ship. Since that tkne they had never seen him, but Alice had heard with sorrow that of late he had so conducted himself as to be a great grief to his worthy parents; and, when she met him so unexpectedly in the street, his manner was so familiar, and even rude, that she determined to avoid him in future, though, for the sake of his good father, she would have been glad to treat him kindly. Maurice had now grown to the size of a man. His visit to tropical climates had bronzed his cheeks, but his exercise on board ship had made his frame supple and elastic, and altogether he was in...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568206
  • 9781236568205