May Lester; Or, the Fruits of Self-Denial

May Lester; Or, the Fruits of Self-Denial

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...have this all for yourrelf. Buy what you like with it." May took the coin, and looking at it a little thoughtfully, said: "I don't know what I could buy--I know what I should like." "Well, May, what?" "I should like one of the hymn books they use at the school. It would have in it about the river, The Beautiful River. I could get that to-night, but it is only a penny." "You can't change a half-crown for that--here's a penny for a hymn book. Couldn't you get a frock from the place where the girl next door gets hers?" "Oh, yes! And Tilly could go with me to choose it; but I can't to-night. I am going to the Hall, and I'd rather get the book, you see; for if I don't, I can't till next Wednesday, and perhaps not then; and I can get my frock to-morrow. You must mind my half-crown for me; there's no where to put it here, and there's no pocket in this frock." "May!" said her father after a pause, "I think we shall have to go away from this place." "'Tisn't a nice place, is it, father? I shouldn't mind, only I should never see the 'Angel' and Tilly again." "You might, some day; but now I don't want to see them again, and I'd rather they should not see me. It's very awkward to have money offered like that. I think I'll take a look round in another neighbourhood this evening; we pay dearly enough for these old sticks, perhaps I could find something better for the same money." "Then you'd not be obliged to go to 'The Crown.' Would you, father?" "I don't know, May; it might be too far away. But there are plenty of ' Crowns.'" "Are there?" said May, with a disappointed look on her face. "Oh yes; but I expect you would like them all to be turned into half-crowns--wouldn't you?" "That couldn't be--could it?" "No, I expect not. I'm afraid it's the other way...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680707
  • 9781236680709