Our Curate's Budget, Ed. by W. Michell

Our Curate's Budget, Ed. by W. Michell

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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. Excerpt: ..." Consider the lilies." Mark shaded his face with his hands, and listened. "You may go on a bit further if you chooses," said he gruffly. So it ended in her reading the whole remaining part of the Sermon on the Mount, Mark listening with an interested curiosity that surprised his wife. She scir-ely realized the fact that he knew really nothing of the Bible beyond grim remembrances of weary tasks that he had had when a little boy in the workhouse school. "I didn't believe there was such pretty reading there," observed Mark, as he marched off to bed. But that was his only comment until the following Sunday evening, when he said, as he tilted himself back in his chair, and put his feet against the chimney piece, " If you chooses, Kitty, you can read some more of the stories in that book as you had out t'other night." After a minute Kitty understood what "that book" meant, and her heart bounded with a new hope as she picked out the bits that she thought the prettiest in the Gospel narrative. Sweet stories, read without note or comment, of those wonderful three years when the Son of God "walked about amongst men," and wandered up and down the lovely land, which has since been emphatically "the Holy Land." Every Sunday evening after that Kitty read from the Gospels to her husband, who, every time, listened more attentively, and frequently asked for certain stories over again. Two or three days before Christmas, Mark brought Mrs. Greville only a very small sum, much less than he had usually entrusted to her on each pay night. She felt uneasy, but would not put her uneasiness into plain words. "I suppose you want your money this time to get some Christmas treats for Mrs. Pullen and the little...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604105
  • 9781236604101