The Story of Nan and Jack, by the Author of 'Remarkable Stories'

The Story of Nan and Jack, by the Author of 'Remarkable Stories'

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...it through, and while doing so, Nan noticed a big tear steal down her cheek, which had suddenly become tinged with a deeper colour than usual. "A good fellow, isn't he?" said the doctor, heartily, without raising his eyes from the book to which he was casually referring. "You see he knows from experience what poverty means, and he understands the needs of poor people. And he is so simple and genuine. When I read that note I couldn't keep the tears down; it's so like him." But Miss Lawson was engaged pouring out a cup of tea, and made no reply to her brother's remarks, so laying down the book he continued: --"There are many lads in the city whom he has rescued from the streets, taught to read and write, and obtained for them situations of trust; and he watches them with a father's care. But, best of all, he never rests satisfied till he knows the lads are Christians. What a joy it must be when they turn out well; and he tells me he has few failures. 'They have tender hearts, ' he said when I was talking to him the other day about his work, 'and they are grateful for kindness shown to them;' and I believe him." "Yes, Max," said his sister," Mr. Percival knows Jww to get not only at the affections of the lads but of grown men and women. I heard of his going one day along one of the narrow streets off Deansgate where a man was beating his wife, and in such a passion that he frothed at the mouth. Mr. Percival went up, and gently laying his hand on the man's shoulder, spoke a few words, which had such effect that all passion subsided, and the tears began to fall. It appears he had once been a God-fearing man, but had fallen into gross sin; and the words spoken by Mr. Percival were like the voice of God...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880528
  • 9781236880529