Little Freddie

Little Freddie

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...kind shepherd loved his sheep, and was so good to them that they learned soon to love him very much too--very many of them did at least--and they knew that he was always ready to help them when they wanted help, that he was always watching over them, and that he would never let any harm come to them, as long as they kept near him, and stayed where he had put them." "But them as got out, sir?" cried Freddie, unable to restrain his eager tongue; "he didn't love them any more, did he? He wouldn't help them when they was hurt, when they was so naughty, would he, sir?" Mr. Ross saw that Jack's eyes were open now, and that he was waiting with anxiety for the answer. Until this moment he had hardly thought Jack had heard his story, much less entered into its double meaning; but now he believed him to have done both. "Yes, Freddie, this is the most wonderful part of all. That good shepherd loved those poor silly sheep so well, that he would go after them into that dangerous country, to try and bring them back, and if only they would listen to his voice and obey him, he would carry them back in his arms, and bring them to his fold again, and love them as much as his good sheep who had not run away. He loved the poor wandering sheep so much, Freddie, that he was ready to lay down his life to save them." "He was good and kind, he was," said Freddie softly, struck by the solemn, earnest tone of the speaker. "He was indeed, Freddie." Mr. Ross paused for a time and then went on. "There was a young sheep in the fold once, who got amongst some foolish run-away sheep while he was quite young, and when he saw them go out of the fields, and roam about the country, he liked to go too, and did not at...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811569
  • 9781236811561