Over the Hills and Far Away

Over the Hills and Far Away

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...it while I went for the milk. But do take it out of mistress's bed. Suppose it's something catching!" "Nonsense," said the doctor, "the child has had a fall; this arm is broken. I wish you would make haste and explain." By this time Rose was up, and, wrapped in her dressing-gown, was bending over the child with interest. "Why, he is a lovely boy but for these bruises. He has such beautiful silken hair!" "Do go on, Sarah." "Well, sir, I was up early along of the chimneys, and as I was clearing up, a woman came to the door. She did make me scream. And she asked for you, and said she'd a sick child. When she heard you were out, she said she'd wait, if you wouldn't be long; but she seemed fidgety and anxious, and sat watching the clock, and saying she wished you would come. Then, as I had some coffee made, I asked her if she'd like a cup, she looked so wet and miserable, and just then the milkman went across the end of the road. I thought he had forgotten me, so I ran after him. He wouldn't stop, he's that deaf, so I had to run a goodish way, and then I had to scold him, and he'd a lot to say back, so that when I came in--it might have been four minutes or more--she was gone. I thought she was tired of waiting; but still I thought it was unmannerly and queer, and I looked about to see that nothing was missing; but she'd left instead of took, it seems, the artful thing." "What sort of woman was she?" asked Frank. "Oh, one of they tramps, a cart-woman, I should say; but there was something so gentle about her, and she seemed in such trouble, sir, that she took me in. I hope you'1l forgive me, sir, indeed I do. I suppose he must go to the workhouse." "All right, Sarah. Here, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659827X
  • 9781236598271