In the Old Herrick House and Other Stories

In the Old Herrick House and Other Stories

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Noel, and bring you some books. Would you like that P" "Oh yes, I wish you would! And come at this time always, for my aunt is apt to be out in the afternoon, and then I am alone. I don't think I'll tell her you were here." "But would that be rightP Oughtn't you to tell her P" asked Hildegarde, somewhat dubiously. " No," returned the boy; "it is her own fault. She would say right away you could not come, and would probably pack up and go off. She always does. Please don't tell her if you see her, will you P" He was so earnest about it that Hildegarde promised, and then they left him. "And we cannot tell grandmother either, as she does not like to hear about Noel," said Hildegarde, as they walked quickly homeward. " Perhaps we had better tell Uncle Phil." But he was away from home, and when he returned there was no opportunity for speaking to him in private. He went off early to his business; he often dined out, and when he was in the house his mother monopolized his attention. So the days and weeks slipped by, and Noel was not mentioned. It was long before the children could go again to see him. They took him some of their books when they did go, and hurried away, fearful lest their absence should be remarked upon. Hildegarde was very uneasy about it, for it did not seem quite honorable to tell no one what they were doing, but Rose overcame her scruples. " You know grandmother won't allow us to speak of him, and yet we ought to do good to that poor boy if we can," she had said. They found him looking pale and sad. " I thought you would never come," he said, reproachfully. " I have watched for you every...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749669
  • 9781236749666