Mr. Hatherley's Boys

Mr. Hatherley's Boys

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... tell him about Miss Barbara, and ask him to take the bull out of the field.' Tom gave a kind of snort, as much as to say, Much good that would do;' but all he said in words was, --'You may be sure he knows about Miss Barbara fast enough.' 'But has the bull gone?' 'No.' 'Then I'll go and see him about it when I get well, ' said Paul again. 'Will you come with me, Tom?' 'At any rate I shan't let you go alone, ' answered Tom. 'Now you've talked quite enough for the present; you must try and go to sleep.' CHAPTER VIII. CONVALESCENCE. Aul's short but serious illness produced indirect effects upon other members of the Hatherley household. Dick and Harry began to wish that they had been kinder to Paul during these past weeks, and had not left him entirely upon Tom's hands. When they heard from Miss Hatherley or the doctor of Tom's goodness to the little sick boy, and of Paul's restlessness whenever his friend was not near him, their consciences gave them little pricks, and they wished that Paul wanted them sometimes, and were half ashamed, half disappointed to hear that he did not seem to miss them, and only spoke of them when his mind was clear. They held no place in his fancy when he was wandering in imagination over events of past days. 'We'd have been kinder to him if we'd known, ' said Dick once. 'I hope he won't die.' 'Oh, I don't think he'll die, ' cried Harry. 'That would be too dreadful.' 'I wish we'd been as kind as Tom. Tom's a real good fellow. He's worth all those Heathfield chaps put together.' 'That he is, ' echoed Harry. For Heathfield Hall was rather at a discount now with Mr. Hatherley's boys. I will not go so far as to say that it is always the case, but I do say that you will often notice with boys, and girls too, brought up as the...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625021
  • 9781236625021