Stories Out of School-Time, by Ascott R. Hope

Stories Out of School-Time, by Ascott R. Hope

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...feelings. Now his unwillingness to pain Mrs. Gillespie turned out to his own profit. The saucer stood there as he had left it. The contents were dry, stale, turning sour, but still eatable. With such hunger for sauce, there was no thought of finding fault; so he eagerly devoured the unsavoury mess, at which a Scotch ploughboy would have turned up his nose; he only wished there had been more of it. It was but a few mouthfuls, which seemed rather to stir than to satisfy his cravings. He felt the more need of foraging without delay. A new light had been let in for him upon all stories of privation and fasting. 'Dear me!' he thought; 'if I feel so queer after living only one day upon marmalade and limejuice, how could all those Arctic explorers, hermits, lost hunters, castaway sailors, besieged soldiers, and the rest of them, have ever got on when they had nothing at all to eat for I don't know how many days 1 Surely I ought to be able to stand it better than this! I never thought it could have been so bad.' He was now on his way to the clachan, a little row of whitewashed cottages by the loch, which was the largest collection of human beings for he knew not how far around. The church of that parish was eighteen miles off, across two arms of the sea, and the nearest other place of worship a long morning's walk! As Oscar passed by the farm he was struck by an air of stillness prevailing about it, which, indeed, was not unusual, and would not have struck him, if he had not remembered that everybody would be away at the Portcloy games. He was to have gone there too, kilt and all, and had promised himself much pleasure in criticizing the barbarian athletics of the natives. But no one had asked him now--not that he would have gone in Gillespie's...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828097
  • 9781236828095