Joe Fulwood's Trust, by Silverpen

Joe Fulwood's Trust, by Silverpen

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...ever since I have been here. But Lucy once told me about it, for she used to ride much about on Barrel the pony, and once passed it on her way through the woods with Mr Swingle, the old exciseman." "Well, the cottage isn't half a mile from here, and in a lonely spot. Suppose I ask leave of my uncle, and we mend it up, it will be a nice warm job for us, Joe, during the month I have yet to stay." "Very, sir," replied Joe; "I like carpentry; and since I have been here, Trusler has taught me to saw, plane, and hammer in nails very well. "I'll be glad to help you, sir, all the time I can." "The very thing, Joe; we '11 set about our Robinson-Crusoe work at once. So go in and ask Molly if you can be spared, whilst I speak to my uncle." The result was, that in another half-hour the two boys were plodding up the miry lane, the sun casting down her watery beams through the dripping branches of the leafless trees, whilst the sward on either side was made marshy by a thousand little pools. Here, on a strip of roadside forest waste, with trees before it, behind it, and on either side, they found the cottage. Built originally of unbarked wood, and wattled in with clay, it had long since fallen to ruin; the doors and windows were gone, the thatch had rotted, and in places dropped in, the flooring was decayed, and the little flight of stairs to the two rooms above were ruinous; but the chimneys and outer walls remained, the ivy cleaved in luxuriance to the rotting thatch, and a few shrubs and a well just marked the outline of the garden. Settling what to do--for Master Charles was uncommonly handy and inventive--they remained there till dark. During several successive days, a bricklayer and a thatcher from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505190
  • 9781236505194