Mabel's School Days

Mabel's School Days

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...classes, and sometimes so quiet and thoughtful. Last Sunday she talked to me for a long time about her mamma, and how she begged her on her death-bed never to forget to pray; and when she saw Alice and me kneel down the first night to our prayers, she was so glad, for last half-year, a girl named Sophy Towers slept in the room, and used to laugh at her so much, that at last she always said her prayers in bed, and now she kneels down when we do. But indeed, dear mamma, it is very hard, for Sophy ToWers comes in sometimes, -and laughs, and calls us saints. I am afraid if I were alone, I should not have strength to hold out; but Kate is so firm, she gives me courage. And, dear mamma, you told me to pray for strength, and I do always; perhaps that is the reason we are able to kneel down without taking any notice of Sophy's rude remarks. We have masters for French, German, music, drawing, and English literature, besides the Italian and singing masters, who have only a few pupils. I like the English literature class very much; and please tell dear papa I'm so glad I read all those books he selected for me, they help me a great deal in preparing my papers for the English master. Give my dearest love to papa, and Lionel, and all the boys, and kiss the little ones for me and Alice. She sends her best love, and she will write next time. I am so glad she did not ask to read my letter, because I have told you about her as if I had a right to criticize her; but, dear mamma, I wanted to tell you everything. And now I must say good-bye, and believe me, dearest mamma, your loving child, "Mabel." What pleasure this letter gave to the dear ones at home may be easily understood; but Mabel had only told the best about Alice. Once or twice already...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832027
  • 9781236832023