Jonas a Judge; Or, Law Among the Boys

Jonas a Judge; Or, Law Among the Boys

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...ask me for my advice about it, perhaps I should give it to her; but you ought not to trouble yourself about her duty." Rollo did not answer. "The question is for Lucy to consider," continued Jonas, " whether she ought to go or not. The question for you is, whether, if she decides not to go, you ought to undertake to make her." "I was not going to make her," said Rollo. "Yes, you held the gate," said Lucy, " and would not let me go through." "You did not try to go through," said Rollo. "Because I saw you was holding the gate," said Lucy, " and so it would do no good to try." "It was not merely holding the gate," said Jonas. "You talked about it as if you had a right to demand of her to go. That's the way that boys and girls get into half their quarrels. They make demands where they ought only to make requests." "I don't see much difference," said Rollo. "There is a great deal of difference," said Lucy. "Yes," said Jonas, " you see, Rollo, this is it. When we request any thing, we do not pretend that we have a right to require it to be done. We leave it to the persons whom we ask, to decide; and, if they decide not to do it, we acquiesce. But when we demand any thing, then we can properly insist upon it, and show the persons that we have a claim upon them, and that they ought to comply; and we are displeased if they do not comply. That's the mistake that boys are always making. They demand when they only have a right to request, and so they get into a quarrel." Rollo was silent, and began chopping an old post which stood near him, gently, with his hatchet. "But I think she ought to have gone, ..".
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519507
  • 9781236519504