Mabel Ross, the Sewing-Girl

Mabel Ross, the Sewing-Girl

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...did not need to be reminded by a glance or a word, that it was no time for repining or impatience, or for that free expression of foreboding fears, in which she, not unfrequently, indulged Past and future must needs be forgotten in the present, when the delicate form of the scarcely more than infant sister writhed on its bed of agony, and when the pale lips sent forth cries for that relief that the loving ones could not give. One afternoon, Hilda returned dispirited fi'om a search after work for Mabel. " I am sorry you could get nothing but these shirts," Mabel said. " A good supply of vests, like that of two weeks since, would have kept off some difficulties which are on us now." Her tone was one that Hilda seldom heard from her, and a look in her face proved that she had been weeping. " I see, --I know it all! " replied Hilda. " You have come to the last dollar, at last, Mabel, and we are beggars l Oh, poor, poor Lilly! "'. " Thank God, not beggars, Hilda; but I have indeed come to the last dollar, so long talked of. Indeed, the one I have remaining is due our grocer and baker, and we are again without tea and sugar for Lilly, and bread for us all. Poor Lilly's medicines are nearly exhausted, too; and this terrible cold has been so expensive on fires, that a new supply of coal will be needed in a few days. In another week, our third month's rent falls due, as you know, and that is a matter that admits of no delay." Hilda was looking very pale. " And you have but one dollar, Mabel? " " Only one dollar." ' " And you have seen it coming to this, Mabel! and you wouldn't even talk about it, --you wouldn't let me...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849876
  • 9781236849878