The Minister's Guest; A Novel

The Minister's Guest; A Novel

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...The deacon took her arm in a fatherly manner, inquiring playfully what she had done with his son, and the minister walked on and came up to his sister. "Are you running a race, Penn 1" he inquired. "Not that I am aware of, Josiah," replied Miss Penn, looking round. "Why, I thought you were with Mr. Holbeach, brother?" "So I was. I have been with Mr. Holbeach ever since we started," retorted the minister, with an unconsciously injured air. "I knew you would enjoy a chat with him," said his sister cheerfully. "Just stop one moment and look back," said the minister, laying a detaining hand on Nannie's arm. "Isn't that a glorious view, through the trees?" Miss Penn stopped too. "It reminds one of that garden planted by God himself for our first parents--'... This was the place: A happy rural seat of various view--Lawns or level downs, and flocks grazing the tender herb.' Eh, Nannie?" Nannie gave him a rather sad little smile. Her eyes had a far-away look, as if her thoughts were wandering. "Do you enjoy this, Nannie?" asked the minister, glancing at her somewhat wistfully. "Oh, yes, Mr. Ketterley!" "Then, why do you sigh, child?" "Did I sigh?" "You did, indeed. What is it, Nannie?" "Perhaps she ate too much at tea," laughed Miss Penn. "I'm afraid I did." "Nannie scarcely touched anything," said her brother. "She looks thin--don't you think so, sister?" "I haven't thought about her at all, Josiah. I've got something else to do. Pray don't put lackadaisical ideas in her head." They walked on. The minister felt that the evening-was going to prove a disappointment throughout, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500474
  • 9781236500472