Report Volume 6, PT. 2

Report Volume 6, PT. 2

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of the country. When his time is about out--and I never have any money for him between whiles--when his time is about out, I trump up some dreadful charge against him, threaten him with the law, etc. The outcome is the man is so frightened he is glad to get away--wages or no wages. Our girls, when we have any, we manage in the same way. Oh, it's easy, after you learn how, and those fellows eat so much anyway, they don't earn more than their board." Various other 'ways that were dark and tricks that were vain" were recited for Gabriel's education. But one night, the light of a burning barn showed to this worse than "Heathen Chinee" that in some of these games two could play. As the stress of poverty became more and more heavy, he brooded over these confidences and temptations of his rich neighbor until his mind was so clouded with melancholy that he hardly knew the right from the wrong and almost lost faith in the justice of God or the integrity of man. Seeing her father's distress of mind, his oldest daughter often asked herself the question, what can I do to help? She knew that school teaching was out of the question, as her education had not been such as would enable her to obtain the certificate necessary to enter the ranks of that profession. As that door was closed, was there any other she could open? A friend of hers taught music, going from house to house on her bicycle in good weather, and using one of the farm horses when the roads were bad. But the song of the birds, the humming of the bees, and the joy of the young life within her were the only factors in her musical education. On this farm, the piano and the mortgage had not made acquaintance; the one frowned so darkly the other dare not trespass. But this...
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986830
  • 9781236986832