The Miser. Ricketicketack

The Miser. Ricketicketack

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...she stood with her eyes bent upon the ground, seeking an answer to this question.Gradually however her features relaxed into a smile; a smile expressive at once of sly insight and of a certain sort of satisfaction. She gave her child in charge to some other women who were working in the field, and proceeded homewards, still thinking over what this might mean as she went. "Thys come to look for me! whatever can that be for? Something must have happened; or there's something more than usual in the wind. I know he fears me; he can't see me without starting. Good will to me it isn't that brings him; there's a snake in the grass somewhere. So wide awake, Kate! he's a cunning fellow, and might very well take you in one way or the other. But I'll keep my wits about me, and see what it is he has in his sleeve." Thus cogitating she had arrived at her home, and now entering, and immediately addressing herself to Thys--"Well," she commenced, "you here, of all people in the world! I had never thought to see you under my poor roof! But since you are here, what is there I can do for you?" "Take a seat, Kate," answered Thys, already half disconcerted by the widow's entire self-possession, "I've something serious to talk to you about." And' thereupon she did so, adding as she sat down--"I've not much time to spare, so make haste; I'm listening." "Look you, Kate, I know that you're sadly poor; believe me, I'm sorry for you; if I could do any thing to help you up a little, it would be a real pleasure to me." "Why how now!" exclaimed the widow with a/ laugh; "and it was all out of pity, I suppose, that last winter you pushed down my poor Micken, and drove me out of the house like a...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492625
  • 9781236492623