Sabbath at Home Volume 3

Sabbath at Home Volume 3

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...words to the child were a little impatient: --" How could you linger so, Elsie, and give me such a fright for you?" and when she saw the helpless little creature with whom she was burdened, she felt greatly perplexed and worried, even while she acknowledged that Elsie had done right to bring her. " You couldn't desert her, of course, poor little thing! but we've no time to find her friends; we've not a minute to lose in getting to the boat. We'll have to bring her with us, that is all." So it was done; and Elsie took the little thing under her wing and comforted her all the way down to the city. It was not the pleasantest office in the world, for the child was not pretty or interesting. She was shabbily dressed, she had cried till her face was streaked with dirt and tears, and many of the girls of her own party were unkind enough to laugh at " Elsie Hunter's little Biddy." But the thought of the good Samaritan, and a thought that went deeper still, of the dear Saviour who had held up this example to teach us "our duty to our neighbor," made Elsie strong to persevere in her good work. She took little Nora down stairs and washed her face and smoothed her hair; she fed her with cakes and almonds that had been given for her own eating, and she comforted her with the hope of finding her mother when they got to New York. And this hope proved true; for when they reached the dock, a rough-looking Irishman stood by the plank, eagerly watching the passengers as they left the boat. When he caught sight of little Nora, he gave a shout, and the child rushed to him with a scream of delight, --" It's my daddy! it's my daddy!" "Sure, an' your...show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675333X
  • 9781236753335