Ruth and Her Friends

Ruth and Her Friends

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...only wish I knew half as much as you do in good things, and how Miss Long would laugh at the idea of my having had an education! She says it is not begun yet: she told me this morning a little the same as you have about being rich, and she says we must have more talk about it another time. But I want you now," she added, coaxingly, "to tell me about dear mamma, as you used. I made up my mind to ask you to-day, but I am afraid we shall not have much more time." Debby got up and went to the side table, and brought back the old Bible with the greenbaize cover. This she opened, and taking out the letter with the faded ink, on the thin foreign paper, she unfolded it, and said, "I have never yet shewn you this letter, dear, but I should like you to read it now--read it aloud." "Is it from dear mamma? Oh, Debby, thank you so very much for letting me see this!" She began to read it with a trembling voice, and sometimes she had to stop, for a film came over her eyes and hid the words. She reached the end at last, and then said, "You did see dearest papa, Debby, as mamma hoped;--I am glad you knew him, because now I can talk to you about him--not to-day, but when I come back perhaps. Have you no other letters to shew me?" "Only one more, dear, and that is very different. I had it when she first went to school and was quite a little girl;" and Debby took out the letter in the round child's hand, that spoke about the needlebook. And she opened too the paper parcel in the work-box, and shewed Alice a little needlebook, with the word 'Friendship' on one side, and a rose embroidered in white silk on the other. Alice looked at it a long time, and even after it was put away her eyes wandered to the more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540425
  • 9781236540423