Sunbeam Susette. to Which Is Added the Little Gipsy

Sunbeam Susette. to Which Is Added the Little Gipsy

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Adame Jules kept her promise, and went out with Susette and Fanchon; but when they reached the bridge there was no woman to be seen, as Susette had fondly anticipated. "Perhaps we are too soon, mamma," she said, as she gazed each side of the way in hope of seeing the girl she had met before. "Perhaps it was only the bread you brought that they cared for, after all," remarked the lady. She had brought a little with her, as much as she could spare from her slender allowance, for these people must be far worse off than themselves, she feared. The lady knew nothing of poverty, and felt half frightened now at being so near a poor quarter of the city. The distant rumble and roar of the cannons, too, made her more nervous out of doors, so that she had failed to notice anything as she came along; but now, as she stood waiting for the girl to make her appearance, she noticed a placard was posted beside one of the Government proclamations, giving notice that henceforth no rent was to be charged for either houses or apartments in the city until the end of the siege. This was welcome intelligence to Madame Jules, for her stock of money was fast dwindling away, and she dreaded nothing so much as becoming dependent upon the public charity. Her rent saved, she would be able to husband her resources a little more, and even venture to buy some coals and wood, she thought, for the weather was growing very cold now, and their poor and insufficient food made them feel it more keenly. While she was thinking thus Susette had been anxiously looking for the girl she had met before, and at last she saw her walking towards them as quickly as her feeble strength would allow; but when she drew nearer, and saw the elder lady, she stopped, ...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845382
  • 9781236845382