Jessie's Holiday

Jessie's Holiday

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...Ryan, it is a silly thing to spend all their lives working for a great big giant; for Aunt Fanny can only look like that to them." The old gardener smiled, and rubbed his bald head very hard with both his hard hands, as if by that means he would brighten his intellect, so as to be able to set the bees right with Jessie; he reflected a few moments, and Jessie watched him closely, hoping to get him to take her part against the bees. She had not to wait long, for Ryan had a great friendship for the mute creatures under his charge, and he soon got their defence ready. "Now look here, Miss Jessie," he said. "Them little bees don't think of nothing only to do as they are bid. Almighty God made them on purpose to gather honey and bring up their little ones. They have not got the same kind of sense as we have, to listen to the commands of parents and religious teachers, and to read the good books they give us; but they have another kind of sense which tells them what God will have them do; and they do it, poor little things, and so they please God as much as they know how. They neither know nor care who gets their honey, they make it by God's will; Miss Lane gets that which her bees make. God gives it to her, and she does many a kind action with it--not that the bees have anything to do with that--all their concern is to do what God created them for." Jessie's face looked very old and careworn as she listened to the old man, and her lip trembled as she said--"If God made the bees to obey and us to obey, and the bees do their duty, and I don't, He must like them much better than me." Again Ryan had to rub his head before he replied, and when he spoke again it was in a very solemn tone. "Dear little missy, ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762827
  • 9781236762825