Houses of Glass; A Philosophical Romance

Houses of Glass; A Philosophical Romance

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... even took his mother to task for being so intimate with her visitor. "What, are you going to turn Christian, too, mother? Are you going to desert me and go over to the majority?" "Toots, Davie, ma releegion is ower simple tae quarrel aboot, and ower long set tae change noo. I ken weel enuch yer feyther woodna hae likiet to hae a black-coat comin' sae often tae his hoose, but yon man is nane o' yer seeven by nine thinkers. He never speaks aboot releegion, but I ken by his music just what he's thinkin o'. Merran tells me that on Sunday fortnicht he preached a sermon that garred them a' stare. He telt them that he kent agnostics wha' were mair Christ-like in their ways than a wheen o' them that gaed tae the kirk. Yae day, him an' me got crackin' aboot Jeemison and hoo he sent turkeys and geese tae puir folk at Christmas, and claes tae them that were nakiet. Aye, and hoo he treated his workmen sae fair, considerin' their guid as weel as his ain. Weel, when we got through he said that if fo'k were to be judged by their fruits Jeemison was a far better Christian than maist o' them. He telt me himsel' that it didna matter what we ca' fo'k sae long as their hearts are warm and kind. I'm sure naebody can fin' fau't wi' that doctrine." This was a time of sore trial for Marian, who was in almost daily contact with the lover of her youth. She never trusted herself alone in his company after the discovery of the ribbon, though it took a great deal of tact to prevent it without making her efforts noticeable. It seemed as if fate had thrown them together for some purpose, and that his music was weaving a web around her. But her boy was a citadel of strength to her. With him on her knee she could defy temptation. Day by day she prayed more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • English
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  • 1236623193
  • 9781236623195