Pansy, by the Author of 'Willie Russell's Temptation'

Pansy, by the Author of 'Willie Russell's Temptation'

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...as I opened the door I heard them--not quarrelling, not even crying because they were so cold and hungry--but singing a little hymn which I dare say they had heard in some Sunday school, and which you little girls know quite well." "I think it was, 'There is a happy land, '" said Lina; but Mrs. Harland shook her head, and after they had guessed several more hymns which were their chief favourites, she told them that what she had heard as she stood at the door of the wretched kitchen was the one which I think all little children know and love, --"Here we suffer grief and pain, Here we meet to part again, In heaven we part no more." "It made the tears come in my eyes to hear those sweet childish voices singing so happily in the midst of their suffering," said Mrs. Harland, "and I thought, surely they love to think of the bright world where they will never be cold and hungry any more; so I went in and began to talk to them. The little boy told me his name was Mark, and he was seven years old, while Grace was only four, and they were waiting for mother to come home and give them some breakfast. Presently she came, and if my little Pansy and Lina had seen how eagerly poor Mark and Grace took the broken pieces and hard crusts which this poor woman had in her basket, I do not think there would ever be another complaint of 'bread-andmilk again!'" Here both little girls looked extremely uneasy, for I must tell you that they did murmur sometimes when breakfast came, and want something quite different from what had been provided for them. "Oh, mamma, didn't you give the mother some money to buy the poor children a nice dinner?" said Pansy. Then Mrs. Harland said, "I heard all their story and...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876644
  • 9781236876645