Magazine for the Young

Magazine for the Young

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...with a growing terror upon me, which kept me so still, that I believe the maids were more than ever convinced that I was sleeping, and at last began to nod, themselves. I could just see their heads bobbing up and down in the dim light, and somehow or other--of course, you must understand that I was ill, otherwise I do not really believe I should have been so silly--somehow or other, I grew so frightened, that I sobbed under my breath, and it was all I could do to prevent myself from crying out. As you may suppose, this foolish fright was not at all a good thing for me in my illness: when the morning came, I was feverish and delirious, and crying out, principally, that the great eyes should be taken away, and also "Miss Rosa." The great eyes, 1 believe to have been the rush-light. And my mother was quick in finding out who was this unknown Miss Rosa, and in guessing what I had heard about her. Indeed, when I grew better, I remember throwing my arms round my mother's neck, and begging her to tell me the story, of which a few broken words had made so great an impression upon me. She told me all she knew at once. That Miss Rosa -as a little girl with whom Hannah had lived as nurse before she came to us, and that she had died rather suddenly after n short illness, of which my own had, very naturally, reminded Hannah. " So far I know all about it, Annie," said my mother, looking at me with her kind grave eyes, " but I should like to hear what made you so frightened." " It was her dying--when she was so little," I faltered. " My little girl, surely you knew that onr Father calls His children to Him sometimes when they are younger than you and Rosa?" " I don't think I ever thought about it before," I whispered.!Wy mother looked rather distressed, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667948
  • 9781236667946