Nancy Wimble; Or, the Village Gossip

Nancy Wimble; Or, the Village Gossip

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...her commands in everything. To her expressed desire that he would start for school in the morning, he never failed to reply, that it wasn't time; or, that he didn't want to go to school; and it required, on her part, repeated injunctions, and often threats of punishment, before he could be induced to start. A new surprise and gratification now awaited the mother. "Yes, mother," promptly answered the boy, leaving his play--he was amusing himself with the younger children--and commencing at once to gather up his books. In a little while he started off, whistling merrily. "I wonder what has come over the child," murmured Mrs. Striker, as she stood looking after him, affected with a new surprise at seeing him walk briskly along, instead of loitering to throw stones and amuse himself in other ways, as was his almost invariable custom. The boy had said nothing of the interview with the stranger on the previous day, and she had, therefore, no clue to unravel the mystery of this sudden change. The hours of the morning glided pleasantly away, and so lightly beat the pulses of Mrs. Striker, that, ere noontime came, she was actually singing at her work. As the line of shade on the window-sill marked the hour of twelve, the last dish was placed on the dinner-table, and a better meal for her husband than usual stood hot by the fire, ready to be served at the moment of his entrance. "See if your father is coming," said she to one of the children. "It's past twelve." The child ran to the gate and looked down the road. "Do you see him?" called the mother. "No, mother," replied the child. "But Bill is coming." "Coming all alone?" There was a shade of disappointment and anxiety in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662310X
  • 9781236623102