Lion, the Mastiff; From Life

Lion, the Mastiff; From Life

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Thomas immediately wrapped himself in meditation, while Mufltee cried, I endeavouring in vain to quiet her, though my own heart was almost breaking. "'Oh, dear! oh, dear!' I cried, 'what will become of us?' " I had not thought of our family until the maid had expressed such sorrow for us. All my trouble had been for the illness and departure of dear Mrs. Martin, and now, alas! that our beloved master had also gone. "Thomas now lifting up his voice, said to me in tones of solemn grief: "' Mousibisa, we have shared each other's luxuries we will not part now. Yes, though my friend Sandie the red collie next door, tells me he heard cook say she would give me a home, but that she would show you and our gentle Mufltee the broom, I have decided that rather than be such a great, selfish brute as to desert you, I will share your fate and Mufltee's as deserted cats.' "The devotion of Thomas affected me deeply, especially as I already perceived a change in cook's attentions, so that Thomas had had his first taste of neglect, which made his loyalty to his family the more noble, on the offer of good living being made to him, to decline it rather than separate from our slender Muiftee and my poor deserted self. Yes, Mrs Chairman, it was each day more apparent that our cook's had been but eye-service, for had she been cruel to us during our friends' lifetime, she would have been discharged. "The day after the double funeral, and during the auction of our house furniture, several of the mourners and purchasers offered to take Thomas home (with them, but they with one consent jeered at Mufitee and me, which was doubly hard on me, as Maltese cats are very...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802047
  • 9781236802040