The Roadmender

The Roadmender

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"[...] The old widow with whom I lodge has been deaf for the last twenty years. She speaks in the strained high voice which protests against her own infirmity, and her eyes have the pathetic look of those who search in silence. For many years she lived alone with her son, who laboured on the farm two miles away. He met his death rescuing a carthorse from its burning stable; and the farmer gave the cottage rent free and a weekly half-crown for life to the poor old woman whose dearest terror was the workhouse. With my shilling a week rent, and sharing of supplies, we live in the lines of comfort. Of death she has no fears, for in the long chest in the kitchen lie a web of coarse white linen, two pennies covered with the same [...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514107368
  • 9781514107362

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24 ratings
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2 17% (4)
1 4% (1)
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