My Pleasure Book, Ed. by W.L. Crowdy

My Pleasure Book, Ed. by W.L. Crowdy

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...dutiful to her kind mistress, and attentive to her book. Before leaving, Molly told Tibbie that her cruel father had searched for her everywhere; and had not departed on his journey till he had vowed to punish her on his return, and have the tea-things, let them be where they might. "But you need not care, child," she added; "he's gone a mighty long journey, so that it will be nigh winter before he's home." Thus in the most sweet and happy manner the months of summer and autumn passed by. Tibbie became so great a favourite at the parsonage as to be permitted to spend an occasional day there with Miss Lucy, and one evening each week she took tea with the housekeeper; and, if there were no company, she went into the drawing-room for an hour, to look at pretty books and prints, of which she was very fond. Nothing delighted Tibbie so much as beautiful colours; and it gave Mrs. Egremont great pleasure to show her coloured pictures, in which varying hues were tastefully blended. Mr. Egremont called Tibbie "the little potter," and Tibbie liked the title very well, because of her dear old grandfather and the pretty tea-things so safe in Mr. Egremont's study. October had come, the leaves were falling, and the afternoons grown short. On one of these, Tibbie, bearing a little parcel of needlework for Mrs. Egremont, set off to take tea with Mrs. Catherine at the parsonage. Her way lay for some little distance through a solitary lane, with wide patches of common on either side, and these covered more or less with great clumps of furze. As she passed the largest of these, a man, who had been long waiting there, jumped out and seized her with cruel roughness. It was the wicked man, her father. "So, I've got thee at last, more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528182
  • 9781236528186