The Opal Volume 8

The Opal Volume 8

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...monitor! Well, aside from this the periodical is an excellent one. The articles are just what the young folks like to read, and what the old folks can not possibly object to. The price is only a dollar a year, and it is published from 289 Washington St., Boston. The Way of Life--the new paper of i the N. Y. Y. M. C. A., is upon our exchange j list, to our great satisfaction. Why do not I all the young men buy, read and follow it? THE OPAL. VOL. Till. ASYLUM, UTICA, N. T. No. 7. MRS. HURD'S OPINION OF FRIDAY. BY ETTA FLOYD. "Mr. Hurd, I hope that boy will knowbetter than to start for the 'Far West' today," said Mrs. H. in her usual whining way. "Well, I dont know what the boy's plans are, but as he has resolved to go, he may as well go one time as another, I suppose." Just at this moment Caleb entered the room, and his hurried manner too plainly declared his intentions. The old lady groaned, saying, "Caleb, I hope you will not be so unwise as to start for the West to-day." "Why not, mother," replied he, "it is a real pleasant day, I'm sure." "Why didn't you know it was Friday," said the mother. "Yes, but what about Friday, mother, that causes you any uneasiness? I don't know but Friday is as good as any other day." "No use in saying that, Caleb, for every one knows that it is not prudent to commence any piece of work, or start upon a journey on Friday. Uncle Holmes was a very wise man, and he never planted his potatoes on that day, fearing something might befall them, and that such an inexperienced boy as you are should go off to the western world on that terrible unlucky day is beyond my comprehension." "Well, mother," said Caleb, "it is my 19 opinion...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503775
  • 9781236503770