Mock Beggar's Hall; A Story

Mock Beggar's Hall; A Story

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...the thing unbeknown to Namy, I mean getting poor Marthy's daughter into the House, but I was well meanin' all along." "In course you was," the other observed consolingly. "And I thought, as you would have thought in my place, I'm very well sure, that the little mawther would have been happy as a queen with plenty to eat and drink, her work in the warm and dry and no one to bully or badger her. But I'm blest if she hasn't taken it into her head that I'm a'goin' to turn Namy out of house and home and make her missus instead." "Lord, William, a fine thing that to make such a piece of work about! just talk to the little hussy, friendly like, in course, make her to see that she'll have only herself to thank if she finds herself turned out of house and home." William crimsoned as the best of us will do when tripped up in uttering a worthy sentiment. "You might ride a black horse white, you'll never see this business, or get Namy and Betsy to see it with my eyes. Why, the girl is as like me as she can stand, and I was that pleased to have her in the house, you'd never believe; had I taken her mother to church, I'm certain sure I couldn't feel differently." Sam began to look very uncomfortable. To talk of feeling savoured of the solemn, even the eerie. Farming folks never became introspective, unless under the sway of strong emotion or on their dying beds. "There, there, William," he said soothingly, and moving towards the street. "Don't take on like that. Why, you're making a hornet's nest of a flea-bite. If the girl isn't pleased as Punch to have such a home as you're...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677048X
  • 9781236770486