Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ..."I know it, too," said the clergyman; "you have acted perfectly right, and I respect you very much; more I cannot say now. I cannot at this moment give the matter the thought it requires. But this I will do; I will go down to the 'Lion' to-night, and see Mr. Bentley, and get him to keep this situation open, in case either of you may accept it a little later, though you cannot quite make up your minds to do so now; and I will see Hal, and tell him what I think his duty is in this matter. I am right in supposing, that if the two places were at your disposal this moment, and you had none to think of but yourself, Mary, and the children, you would choose mine; am I not?" "Yes, sir," said Joe, so emphatically that he did not leave room for the smallest doubt on the matter. He thought, perhaps, he had been a little too emphatic, and added, "But you know, sir, I've given my promise to my Mary about the thinking of others, sir." "Yes, yes, I know," said Mr. Stanley; "this is just why I do not feel any need to offer any advice of mine; Mary is teaching you just at present, Joe." "Yes, sir, she is," replied Joe; "and it isn't the first lesson she's taught me, though she is so mild and humble, no one would think she was given to much teaching; but she's teaching me as you say, sir, now." "And God is teaching her, and where this is the case I have never any wish to interfere. I have to work for God, you know, Evans. But when I see that God is working Himself, I always feel that I have only to stand still and look on with grateful thanks and praises. And this has been the case with me for some time, as regards your dear wife. Again I say, God bless her. You may tell...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696571X
  • 9781236965714