Sunbeam Stories; A Selection of the Tales

Sunbeam Stories; A Selection of the Tales

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: draw the pony's rein through the gate while he went into _the house, he walked in, carrying the bundle, Lucy following him. "Well, my dear," he said, "I have brought you a present." "La! Will dear, have you, how kind of you!" "Yes, I d0n't know whether you'll like it though." "I shall be sure to like it." "Give me a chair then," and seating himself, he laid the bundle on the table, and removing the covering, revealed to his wife's astonished gaze a beautiful sleeping child, some twelve or fourteen months old. "Why, my gracious, Will--what do you mean," she exclaimed, --"a present for me?" "Yes, little woman, isn't it pretty too?" "It's lovely, but I don't understand Will, what does it mean?"--a vision of Mrs. Grimley rose to her mind, and tears filled her eyes, as she raised them inquiringly to her husband's face. "Lucy," he said, very seriously, taking her hand, "you're a good, true-hearted, loving little wife to me; to show that love more than you have ever done, you must take care of this poor infant, with your own child, and care for its health and comfort as well, and what will, perhaps, be more difficult, ask no questions. Since we have been man and wife I have never had a secret from you; this is not mine, I must keep it faithfully." The tears, which had trembled in her eyes, fell fast as her husband spoke, and drawing her hand angrily away, she said, "it was very hard upon her, very unfair, and she w0uld11't touch the brat unless she knew all about it, that she wouldn't." "Lucy," again he said, and...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908732
  • 9781236908735