Nora's Trust

Nora's Trust

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...soon make you partner, Tom--very soon. This illness has pulled me down a good bit, and I find I must have some one to trust. It would never do to let any stranger meddle with this part of the business, so I mean to trust you, Tom, my boy.' 'Thank you, uncle. I think you know I will do my best, ' answered Tom, quietly. He had never seen his uncle so excited, and the thought crossed his mind that he had been drinking. 'Now, let us go to work, Tom. Is the trap-door fast?' 'Yes, uncle.' 'You have never been down here before, have you, Tom?' asked the old man, looking suspiciously at his nephew. 'No, uncje.' 'Had rib idea there was such a place--eh? Never saw it before?' 'Yes, I have seen it before, ' replied Tom, who had never told an untruth in his life. 'One night I heard a noise, and I came to see what it was, and I saw you here with a light.' 'Why didn't you tell me?' G 'Because I thought if you wanted me to know about it, you would tell me yourself.' 'Did you tell any one?' 'Only Nora--and she made me promise not to speak of it, as she said you evidently wished it kept a secret, and it was not our affair.' 'Nora's a sensible girl, a very sensible girl, ' said Ned. 'When was it you saw me here? What was I doing?' 'It was a good while ago--some months. You were only mixing sugar, uncle.' 'I remember. It was one night I forgot to shut the trap-door. Are you quite sure no one else saw me?' 'Quite sure, uncle.' Ned considered for some time with his keen eyes fixed on Tom. 'Well, never you work here, my man, unless you are quite sure the trap-door is down. And--I daresay Nora is a good enough girl, but it's not worthwhile to tell her anything more about the cellar at present. It's a little secret between you and me, Tom.' 'I will not say more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803345
  • 9781236803344