Meggie of 'The Pines' [By S.S. Baker] and the Babes in the Basket

Meggie of 'The Pines' [By S.S. Baker] and the Babes in the Basket

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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: ...could do some real good with it. Now 1 have bought you a little Bible. See! your own name is in it. Won't you read in it every day?" "May-be!" said Stubby, taking the book, but not looking at his sister. "I shall miss you so, Stubby," continued Meggie, "but I won't mind that, if you will promise to ask the Lord every day to bless you, and to help you to love him. Won't you do that, dear?" Stubby kicked his stumpy little feet against the floor, and was silent. "May-be I shan't live to see you again, and I do so want to meet you in heaven," said Meggie, earnestly. "You look pretty hearty," said Stubby, giving Meg's round cheeks a brotherly pinch; "you don't look like going off in a hurry!" Meggie almost gave up in despair, but she said, "Dear Stubby, I shall pray for you every day, and perhaps when you are far away from me, you will remember what I have so often said to you, and the Lord will lead you to him. I believe the Saviour will not let you go to ruin. My own dear brother will not go down to the wicked, wicked place, to be in torment for ever." r Meggie spoke so solemnly that Stubby could not smile. He rose up suddenly, and said, ""Well, Meg, 1 must bid you good-bye. Tou had better not read the newspapers, or you may see an account of my coming to some bad end, as you think so ill of me." Meggie's eyes were full of tears, as her brother submitted to her kissing him, and then walked away, whistling as he went. Ah, the pride of a boy's heart! Stubby was whistling to keep up his own courage, and to hide his own grief at parting with the sister who loved him so dearly. Bough, contrary, and wilful was Stubby Blake, but he had not yet lost all more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693153X
  • 9781236931535