Janetta

Janetta

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...and rage, and spite. Truly, the clergyman might well find difficulty in speaking. Alas! poor woman, she was to be pitied moie than Janetta. "But why did you not speak to your mistress first, Janetta?" he at length said, kindly. "O please, sir, it wouldn't have done any good; and besides, she was ill. I didn't steal it, sir, indeed I didn't, nor anything else, sir." "I believe you, Janetta," said Mr. Purcell, thereby incurring Mrs. Crutch's lasting dislike; "I believe you; but I think you made a mistake. It was not stealing, since you chose to deprive yourself of what was your own, in order to procure what you wanted; still, we are told to abstain from even the appearance of evil, and I think it was a mistake not to speak first. What do you say, Mrs. Crutch?" "I say what I always did say, and shall for ever: that the workhouse brats are thieves from their cradles, and I was a fool to take another. She won't make me believe she hasn't stolen it," added Mrs. Crutch, with trembling breath. "When did you begin to save this sugar?" r.sked Mr. Purcell, not heeding the widow's angry tones. "It's a fortnight last Saturday, sir," said Janetta, with her hands still before her face. "And how much is there?" "I don't know, sir; I've saved it from breakfast and tea--two spoonfuls each time, sir." Mr. Purcell looked up and saw Sarah Ann on her stool, staring with wide open eyes. "Get me a teaspoon and a basin," he said to her, and she obeyed him without a word. Mrs. Crutch was silent too: something in the clergyman's face and manner showed her he was in earnest; and there he stood by the square table measuring out the sugar, while the woman and child...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924053
  • 9781236924056