Joshua Haggard's Daughter; A Novel ...

Joshua Haggard's Daughter; A Novel ...

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...changed his mind at the last," said Naomi falteringly. "He may not have gone to America." "Perhaps not, miss; but wherever he's gone, he's gone without his luggage--even the carpet-bag, with his razors and night-clothes." "He may have had other luggage in London." "He had a black portmanteau at the inn where he'd been stopping in London, but it wasn't a big one. It wouldn't have been luggage enough for Ameriky, or anywhere else in foreign parts. And then the books and things that he was so fond of, and his writingdesk, and most of his clothes--all in they big boxes. It's odd he didn't send for 'em." "He may not want them." "But it's queer for him not to want 'em all this time. And if that there coach didn't pick him up--and we know it didn't--how did he get away? Nobody saw him leave, nobody heard of him. Lord-amercy, miss, how white you be! I didn't ought to say suchlike things, but it weighs so heavy on my mind, it's a comfort to talk about it. The London lawyer he sends me down my wages monthly, and boardwages for me and the others indoors. We might live on the fat of the land if we chose, only our constitutions have got used to pinching, and we likes it. We couldn't have a better place; only they two trunks weighs upon my mind, and I sha'n't feel easy till I've had a letter from my master." What comfort could Naomi give him--she whose thoughts were full of fear? She went home and found the family circle waiting for her. It was past the customary prayer-time by ten minutes or so. "Rambling again, Naomi!" said her father severely; and then opened his Bible and began to read a chapter of Jeremiah, which he afterwards expounded, dwelling darkly on all that was...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953509
  • 9781236953506