Ruth Halliday [By S.V. Somerset]

Ruth Halliday [By S.V. Somerset]

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... was as much pleased with Ruth's appearance as was David. When Ruth had settled her patient for the night she went to her own little room to think quietly over the events of the day. "I don't deserve it, --I don't deserve any of their kindness," thought Ruth as she knelt on the window seat and looked at the stars, which even in murky London shine brightly. "Ah," she thought, "how often have I felt so lonely without either father or mother to care for me; and now God has given me both. I wonder what I ought to do." In olden days Ruth would have thought first of her likings and afterwards of her duty; but so earnest have been her endeavours of late to do right that now her first thought is, "What will please God the most? What is my duty?" Earnestly did she pray that night that God would show her what she ought to do. She lay down to sleep calmly and quietly and woke with a settled determination. She would accept the Morgans' offer, she would go with them to their far off home, and try to be a good daughter to the old people. It might be a dull life; but still, they were good people, and the old man would need much nursing and care all his life. Surely Ruth's constant prayer was granted; God had made His way plain before her face. CHAPTER X. Buth's New Home. "was not Ruth dull in the country?" was the first question asked by many of her Wigan friends when they heard that merry Ruth Halliday had gone to live with two old people in a far away village in South Wales. I think if they could have seen Ruth's bright face as she flitted in and out of the Morgans' little house, or heard her merry song as she worked in the garden, they would assuredly have been satisfied that country life suited her...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874862
  • 9781236874863