Minatoo; Or, Little Frankie's Bearer

Minatoo; Or, Little Frankie's Bearer

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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: ...poor Hindoo realised the fact that he was going to England, to show Mem Sahib's mother that he had saved the child and brought him home, a look of agitated excitement passed over his face, reminding Mr. Wakefield of the weakness from which he suffered when he and the child first arrived. "Do you feel quite well enough for such a journey, Minatoo?" he asked. "Yes, sahib, very much well now; no pain here never;" and he placed his hand on his chest as he spoke. "All right," was the reply; "and now, if you wish to sail by the next boat, you have no time to lose, for we must provide you and the child with warmer clothing to put on when you reach Europe, or the cold will kill you." "Sahib too good much; poor Minatoo never forget," replied the faithful creature, again folding his hands and bending his head as a token of reverence. The news of the expected departure of little Frank and his bearer caused a great commotion in the mission house. Mary was broken-hearted at losing her little playfellow, and in the servants' quarters, where the good-natured bearer was a general favourite, there was great mourning and discontent. But Mr. Wakefield's reasonings with his little girls, and kind explanations to the native servants, brought them all to acknowledge that Minatoo was good, and that no one ought to stop him from taking the child to his relatives. The time came at last to bid farewell to the faithful Hindoo and his little charge. Mary and Katey Wakefield went with their father to the steamboat landing-place to see them off, for the travellers had already been quite surrounded by the members of the household, bidding them farewell and giving them the blessing of the great Christian God in their own native...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504518
  • 9781236504517