Minty, the Policeman's Foundling

Minty, the Policeman's Foundling

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...back with her into the wood, began crying and trembling all over, quite leaning against a tree for support. "What is it? what's the matter, Minty?" inquired Bella, putting her arms round her neck and kissing her. "Uncle Jack! 'tis Uncle Jack and Suke," sobbed Minty. Bella opened her eyes with astonishment; she had never heard of "Uncle Jack " before, and wondered who he was, and where Minty could have seen him. Minty's terror was so great that she could enter into no explanation; but as soon as she had a little recovered herself, she seized Bella's arm, and pulling her after her, began running as fast as she could through the wood, towards the field where the tent was pitched. Pale and breathless, they soon reached it, and Minty, letting go her hold of Bella, rushed up to Miss Pearce (who was sitting outside it, with Miss Minnie and two or three of the pupil teachers), and catching hold of her, gasped forth--" Don't--please don't--let--them take--me--from father." "Take you from your father, Minty--nobody wants to," said Miss Pearce, surprised beyond measure at Minty's appearance and petition. "What do you mean?" But Minty could make no reply--she only clung to Miss Pearce's dress, and sobbed. Finding it was useless to question Minty, Miss Pearce began to make inquiries of Bella, who looked nearly as frightened as her companion, and who could only say that Minty said "Uncle Jack" and "Suke" were somewhere. Upon hearing this Miss Pearce began to understand the cause of Minty's dread, and begging Miss Minnie to fetch her papa, she tried all she could to comfort the child, by assuring her no one should take her away unless they had a greater right to her than more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840895
  • 9781236840899