Is It All Right?

Is It All Right?

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Do you think your father would give me something towards it?" "I should think so," said Arthur. "By-the-bye, how was it that you were not with your family on Sunday morning?" At this question Arthur's face began to tingle, and he knew not what to say. He would gladly have run away had he dared. He patted the horse very vigorously, and muttered, "I don't know, sir." "I am afraid there is something wrong," and the vicar's steady eye grew stern; "I have not time now to go into the matter, but on my return we must talk it over, Arthur. Now I am at the top of the hill, and my steed must trot a bit. So good-bye, and don't forget my message." Arthur touched his hat, and instantly dropped behind, only too glad to be released. He plunged among the trees that clothed the river's bank, and stood as still as their grey trunks. Was he never to hear the last of that unhappy letter? It seemed to turn up in connection with every person and every thing with which he had to do. Mr. Crawford had noticed his absence from Holy Communion on Sunday morning, and the letter was the original cause of that absence. In the same way old Betty Dowthwaite's poverty was connected with the letter, for Arthur had gathered that the Coopers' Charity provided almshouses for old men and women, and his father had hoped to secure one of them for Betty. Until the answer from Mr. Edward Ashton arrived on the following day there could be no peace for Arthur, and when it did arrive would it put matters right? "Hooroosh! Booroosh!" and a frightful figure in a white smock-frock that hung down to its heels, and with a great red face under a boy's straw hat, began to caper about among the trunks of the bare trees. For a...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937015
  • 9781236937018