Miss Herbert's Keys; Or, Honesty in Little Things

Miss Herbert's Keys; Or, Honesty in Little Things

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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. 187? edition. Excerpt: ...What could have happened? Stephen had a quiet way of enjoying the suspense of those around him when he had any good newa to tell them. The corner of his eye would twinkle, and his children would whisper to each other, "Father's got something good to tell us, I know." But they never hurried or teased him, they waited. On this evening he walked about, leisurely putting away his tools, hanging up his cap, washing his hands and making himself comfortable, and then he seated himself in his armchair, lifted baby on her old place, and looked round at his assembled family, who were eagerly watching him. "Wife," he exclaimed at last, " I want you to look out all my best clothes and a clean shirt, and all that; I'm going a long journey tomorrow," and his eyes twinkled at the corners merrily. The boys looked at him with astonishment, but Jane's face flushed as she exclaimed, --" Oh, father, you're going with me! Oh, joy! joy! Oh, I'm so glad." " Is that it, father? " asked Mrs. Butler. " Yes, my dear; master has given me a holiday, and Miss Thornton made me take the money to. pay for my journey, because she says she's sure we shall both be glad to know where Jenny's going, and to feel that she's safe housed before I leave her." "Oh, Stevey, this is kind. Oh, how it has relieved me! I could not bear to think of Jane travelling all that way alone; I didn't like to say so, because I couldn't see how to help it; besides, Susan went by herself." "What a dear, thoughtful lady that is, to be sure! How ever shall I thank her, father?" said Jane. "You don't know how happy it makes me feel, for I was a little afraid of going alone, but I wouldn't say so, and now I am quite safe." And this kind act, and the value of a few shillings, the cost of the journey, made this...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672771
  • 9781236672773