Little Mike's Charge, by the Author of 'Lottie Freeman's Work'

Little Mike's Charge, by the Author of 'Lottie Freeman's Work'

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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: ... hunger, even the very temptation she had suffered but a few hours before, seemed a long way off, a very long way, although she had but a few halfpence in her pocket, and did not know where to get more. Oh, if only she had just such another quiet room for her very own--her own and Mike's and Annie's--she would give up all her low friends and bad ways, and try to keep herself respectable, no matter how hard she might work. She would try even to believe, like Mrs. Davis did, that God would help her; she would ask Him to, if she could only be sure of some honest way of life. Though she slept on a mattress in the corner of the room, it was a different resting-place from any which Grace had known for many and many a year; it was happiness to see Mike and Annie lying in a deep quiet slumber by her side; and, for the first time since her childhood, her last waking thought was a prayer--"Please, God, help me to live a better life." Grace was roused in the early morning by some one moving quietly about the room. It was Mrs. Davis lighting her fire and putting her kettle to boil before sitting down to her sewing. Grace was up directly. "Let me do that; I'd like to," she said. "I wish I could help you with the needlework, but I'm no hand at it." "That's a pity," said Mrs. Davis. "For all it's hard work, and not over-well paid, I'd rather do it than go to the washing or ironing. I can keep here quiet with my sewing, but at the laundry you come across all manner of folks. Didn't you ever learn to use your needle?" "Yes; but that was long enough ago. I learned a many things along with my old granny, but I've forgot them all." "And haven't you no mother or sister, nor any one belonging to...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745086
  • 9781236745088