The Mother's Rule

The Mother's Rule

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...have stood by them in their hours of need, and encouraged them as they passed through the trials of adversity, had not only all things needful for comfort, but enjoyed a measure of happiness that is meted out to but few. The years now glided by with a fleeter motion. Mr. Lee's business steadily increased. His strictly honourable dealings had become widely known; and every season he received new and more valuable consignments. For Edward he had from the beginning felt a true interest. Very careful was he to instil just principles into his mind, and to demonstrate the fallacy of the bad maxim, so widely prevalent, that no man can conduct business successfully at the present day and be strictly honest. Success, he always maintained, was dependent on a thorough knowledge of the business in which a man engaged, united with untiring-industry. "This," he would say, "is the only safe road in which to walk. All others are full of danger." Every year he continued to increase the salary of Edward; for every year he became of more value to him. It was just seven years from the day on which Mrs. Bradford declined the offer of the rich merchant to take her son into his service. Circumstances were considerably altered. Edward's salary was enabling her to live in more comfort, and some of her old friends were beginning to approach again. Of these was the mother of Henry Long, the boy who had taken the place at Mr. Gardiner's. Henry had grown up a gay, daahing young man; and it was plain to all close observers that in his contact with the world he had soiled his garments. Mrs. Long, rather a worldly-minded woman herself, did not seem clearly conscious of the change for the worse that was steadily progressing. Henry had a manly, confident way...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630408
  • 9781236630407