Phil's Mother, by Eglanton Thorne

Phil's Mother, by Eglanton Thorne

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...was rather eager for his coming, because she felt sure that he would call at the post office, and she hoped so that he might bring her a letter from Sister Kathleen. When next she glanced towards the road she saw a man walking down the meadow path to the house. It was Mr. Fennell, the new minister, who had lately come to officiate at the little village chapel. Lizzie sighed as she set down the watering-pot. She had not exchanged more than the merest greeting with Mr. Fennell since he came to Danesbury, and she had no wish for further intercourse with him. She was sorry he had come now, when her father Was not at home to receive him. 'Good evening, Miss Austen, ' said the minister in hearty tones. His round, somewhat florid face had a very kindly expression, and he shook hands in a way that seemed to show that he would be a good friend. 'I am sorry that my father is not at home, Mr. Fennell, ' said Lizzie; 'but I expect him every minute.' 'I am quite content to await his arrival, ' said Mr. Fennell, with a smile, 'for in truth I have come to see you, Miss Austen. I have hardly spoken to you as yet, and I wish to become acquainted with all my flock, that I may if possible win their confidence and friendship.' F Lizzie coloured slightly as she murmured, more politely than sincerely, that she was pleased to see him. Then she invited him to enter the house. 'Thank you; if you will allow me, I would rather remain here, ' said Mr. Fennell; 'I am fond of a garden. Pray don't let me disturb you in your work.' But Lizzie let her watering-pot stand empty, and, taking him round the garden, showed him all that it could boast of present beauty or of promise for the future. The minister was himself an amateur gardener, and he was interested in all he saw. But he...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551532
  • 9781236551535