The Ministry of Help, by M.E.H

The Ministry of Help, by M.E.H

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... drink, damp, and fever had done their work, and the man was fast sinking. The bright light of the lantern roused him. "Kitty!"--in a low voice--" is the fire out? it's very cold." "There's no fire, daddy; but Jack's brought a parson chap to see yer." A frown crossed the sick man's face. "I want no parsons. Ne'er a one came when I was well, and they might 'a helped me. They let me live like a dog, and so I'll die, and the sooner the better, for it's mortal' cold now." The man relapsed into half-unconsciousness. "Can't yer do something for daddy?" and Kitty looked imploringly into the doctor's face. "I can't do wi'out 'im. He's all we've got--Jack and me. Maybe ye could tell us where that Jesus lives as ye talked about. Send Jack to find Him--do, doctor." "My child, Jesus can help you; but He doesn't live in London. He's a great Doctor, and you and I will ask Him to take care of daddy. Kneel by me. You ask Him; He'll hear you, little Kitty." "No--but will He?" and with awed surprise the child did as she was bid--fixed her eyes on the sick man, and in a loud, confident tone said, "Doctor Jesus, cure my daddy. He's very sick, but parson says you can help us all." With quite a bright face Kitty took her father's hand. "Daddy, you'll be all right now, and Jack and me, we'll go and earn a penny a-sweepin', and get yer somethin' to eat. Kiss me, daddy dear." "Kitty!"--for the man was roused by her clear voice--" don't ye leave me. Your father's a-dyin', child;" and the man flushed as he said it. "There's a somethin' wrong wi' me, for I'm afeard. It ain't weakness as does it. I don't feel afeard in my body, like; but when a...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808924
  • 9781236808929