Jemmy Lawson

Jemmy Lawson

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...ho! Jem, lad, where are you?" shouted Mr. Bell, as he entered the field and looked in vain for the boy. For there were the crows, among the tender young green shoots of corn, busily enjoying a stolen repast, and availing themselves of Jemmy's temporary unconsciousness of their presence. The young "tenter" recollected his neglected duties speedily enough at the sound of his master's voice, and he made such a noise with his old rattle that the crows departed far more rapidly then they had come. "Well," said Mr. Bell, wonderingly, "I never caught you napping, lad, before." Jemmy said nothing, but he hung his head, and his master could not help noticing his tear-stained face. "Were you crying, lad?" he asked, not unkindly. "You shouldn't do that. Whatever's been the matter?" Jemmy did not answer, but he wiped his face on his sleeve, and then cried again until it was just as bad as before. "Come, come," said the farmer, looking puzzled. Then his eyes fell on Jemmy's dinner basket turned upside down, and he stooped to pick it up, and perceived that it was empty. "Well, if ever!" he exclaimed. "You don't mean to say you've had your dinner yet when it's only half-past ten!" The boy looked down at the basket, and cried more bitterly than ever. Mr. Bell shook his head, and then, as an idea occurred to him, he asked, " Has somebody been and stolen it? I saw some one hurrying out of the field as I came up." "No--yes--no," sobbed Jemmy. "What do you mean?" asked Mr. Bell, impatiently. "It wasn't stolen, 'cause I gave it away." "Gave it away! What for?" "'Cause I was right down frightened," answered Jemmy, ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770897
  • 9781236770899