John the Flunky; Designed and Written as an Attempt to Assist in Impressing Upon Children and Young People Generally the Reform Most Necessary for the Future Greatness and Happiness of Our Country

John the Flunky; Designed and Written as an Attempt to Assist in Impressing Upon Children and Young People Generally the Reform Most Necessary for the Future Greatness and Happiness of Our Country

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...dismissing them for the night, she said, "my dear children, I have always taught you to trust in God; you do not know how thankful I feel at this moment, for having so taught you. Trust in Him still. Amidst all this grief, I see hope, I see His all-guiding providence, leading us to a haven of rest. Good night, children. Remember my teaching. And they parted. LEI-IE night had been spent in restless rest. It is now morning, and with its early dawn shine forth hours Igsz of sadness to our hitherto ill-fated family. Their meeting at breakfast was very different from the one we last had the pleasure of meeting them at. Scarcely a word was spoken; all appeared to be lost to each other, so sorrowful that we will not dwell upon it. For it does not do to dwell too much upon this world's sorrows. We all know them, we have all felt them. When they come, let us drive them on, and look for worlds anew. About four o'clock in the afternoon a knock was heard at the door; it was answered by Kate. A gentleman of elderly appearance, stepping out of his carriage, and walking up to the door, said: " May I ask whether Mrs. G----lives here P" " 'Yes, sir," was Kate's reply. " Is she inP" " Yes, sir. Do you wish to see herP" " I do." " She is not very well to-day, sir," " Is she ill P " " No sir, not ill, but very fatigued." " Then she is up P " " Yes, sir." " Then would you kindly tell her, that Mr. Banks, of Tin Croft, wishes to see her." ' "Oh yes, sir, you are the gentleman, that has been so kind to mamma." He smiled. " Walk inside, sir, please. Take a seat in the sitting-room. I will go...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675591X
  • 9781236755919