The Secret Society, by Mrs de Morgan. Followed by Jonas on a Farm, by J. Abbott

The Secret Society, by Mrs de Morgan. Followed by Jonas on a Farm, by J. Abbott

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... 1" repeated Josey. "Yes," said Jonas. "Power and responsibility always go together;--or at least they ought to. But come, boys, be helping me load, while we are settling this difficulty, so as not to lose our time." So the boys began to put wood upon Jonas's sled, while the conversation continued as follows: --"Can't two persons work together, unless one is master, and the other servant 1" asked Josey. "At least," replied Jonas, "one must take the lead, and the other follow, in order to work to advantage. There must be subordination. For you see that, in all sorts of work, there are a great many little questions coming up, which are of no great consequence, only they ought to be decided, one way or the other, quick, or else the work won't go on. You act, in your work, like Jack and Jerry, when they ran against the horse-block." "Why, how was that?" said Josey. "They were drawing the wagon along to harness the horse in, and the horse-block was in the way; so they both got hold of the shafts, and Jack wanted to pull it around towards the right, while Jerry said it would be better to have it go to the left. So they pulled, one one way, and the other the other, and thus they got it up chock against the horse-block, one shaft on each side. Here they stood pulling in opposition for some time, and all the while their father was waiting for them to turn the wagon, and harness the horse." K "What did he say to them," said Oliver, "when he found it out?" "He made Jack bring it round Jerry's way, and then made Jerry draw it back again, and bring it along Jack's way." "When men are at work," continued Jonas, "one acts as director, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515099
  • 9781236515094