My Mates and I, by the Author of 'my Little Corner'

My Mates and I, by the Author of 'my Little Corner'

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...them my head would ache all the way to London, I was sure, if I had to remember any more. And little Maggie climbed on my knee, and wanted to come too, she said, to see brother Charlie. She's a bonny little lass now; she's five years old and more, and such a talker!" "And are they all quite well?" I asked. "Yes, I think so, --at least, all but your mother; she has been very badly lately, but she was better a great deal than she had been; she only felt very weak, and had a kind of a pain in her side sometimes, she said." "And my father?" "Oh, he's right enough," said Harry; "he told me I was to tell you to write a bit oftener, he hoped you hadn't forgotten them all; and if there's a cheap trip next summer, he'll may be come up for a day or two to see you, if you can't go down there." "And Mrs. Payne," I went on, "have you seen her lately?" "Seen her? of course I have," he said; "but, poor thing, she had a trouble lately, have you heard of it?" "No, indeed, I haven't," I answered, for truth was, I had been so long in answering the two last letters from home, that I was behindhand with Summerbrook news. "Well," he said," it's about poor old Susan; you remember her, Charlie?" Ay, that I did, and I thought of the rosebud, and the hymn-book, and the hymn I had never even read. "She had been failing for some time," continued Harry; "she didn't run along as briskly as she used to do, and Mrs. Payne had your sister Fanny to help her a bit, and to do the scrubbing and such like, for Susan always would have things nice, and never rested till they were. But when the cold weather came, Susan was took worse, and had...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786130
  • 9781236786135