Now or Never

Now or Never

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Excerpt: ...had intended to call upon Squire Lee that night, but the time passed away so rapidly that he was obliged to defer it till the next day. After breakfast the following morning, he hastened to pay the intended visit. There was a tumult of strange emotions in his bosom as he knocked at the squire's door. He was proud of the success he had achieved, and even then his cheek burned under the anticipated commendations which his generous friend would bestow upon him. Besides, Annie would be glad to see him, for she had expressed such a desire when they parted on the Monday preceding. I don't think that Bobby cherished any silly ideas, but the sympathy of the little maiden fell not coldly or unwelcomely upon his warm heart. In coming from the house he had placed his copy of "The Wayfarer" under his arm, for Annie was fond of reading; and on the way over, he had pictured to himself the pleasure she would derive from reading his book. Of course he received a warm welcome from the squire and his daughter. Each of them had bestowed more than a thought upon the little wanderer as he went from house to house, and more than once they had conversed together about him. "Well, Bobby, how is trade in the book line?" asked the squire, after the young pilgrim had been cordially greeted. "Pretty fair," replied Bobby, with as much indifference as he could command, though it was hard even to seem indifferent then and there. "Where have you been travelling?" "In B
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Product details

  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236728238
  • 9781236728234