Never Too Late Volume 4

Never Too Late Volume 4

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...any other person, as it was done so much more neatly and thoroughly; and he appeared amply repaid for this apparent generosity by the grateful thanks which were poured out to him. Before he left, he again urged the necessity of having the clothes at the store at eleven o'clock. Soon after he had left, Mrs. Hart returned, and, when her daughters communicated to her the fact that Mr. T had called, and his generous offer, they were surprised to notice that she did not receive the intelligence with any appearance of pleasure. In truth, some thoughts flashed across her mind, to which she did not then choose to give utterance, lest she might do injustice to a kind and generous man; but, before she determined to accept of any further assistance from him, she made up her mind to institute such inquiries as would enable her to discover any sinister ends he might have in view. To this end, she determined to carry home the next work herself, and she thought she could judge by his treatment of her, whether he was sincere in his profession of friendship. Accordingly, on the following morning, she proceeded to Mr. T 's store, who was engaged at the time in earnest conversation with the same young men who have been noticed there before. As he did not know Mrs. Hart, never having seen her before, he bade her, gruffly, wait a few minutes, and, without paying any further attention to her, he proceeded in his conversation with his customers. This was carried on in low, whispered tones; but she could not avoid hearing a word now and then, and the few words she did hear were sufficient to attract her most earnest attention. Her surprise may be imagined when she heard the names of Maria and Emily frequently mentioned in terms of coarse adulation, but coupled...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862570
  • 9781236862570