Old '+4' Quarry, by Gerald Grant

Old '+4' Quarry, by Gerald Grant

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...if the white head was still shaken, the fervent--" God bless thee, child," and the smile that answered to hers, told saucy Miss Rhoda plainly enough that she had gained her point. People said that he spoilt the girl heyond all bounds, and his own conscience said so too at times; but when a man has only one child, and has waited nearly half a century for her to be sent to him, it's no wonder, perhaps, that he should spoil her, and try to make of her young life something altogether bright and happy. "Whoever'll go and marry that pert stuck-up little minx " Mrs. Dobbs would say to her friends in general. "I'll tell you what it is, my dear," she one day said to her friend in particular, Mrs. Hayes, "you spoil the dear child dreadfully, both you and Mr. Hayes; but you'll repent it later. Mark my words, you'll repent it!" This gentle hint made the good woman quite nervous and unhappy until her husband's return. With her no trouble could last beyond the time of his absence: given at once without reserve into his safe keeping, it ceased to torment her. "She says that when trouble comes our Rhoda wont know how to meet it," said Mrs. Hayes, in conclusion, looking up wistfully in the man's calm, earnest face. "I don't see that," was the simple, thoughtful answer. "I don't see why, when trouble comes, our little girl should be the less ready to meet it because of the love that went before--because she can remember that we made her young life happy so long as it was left in our hands. I think, on the contrary, that the remembrance will make her less bitter against God, who sends the evil and the good. Twenty years of happiness out of a lifetime is something to be grateful for." The old man...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550757
  • 9781236550750