The Two Friends of Forley, and Bessie's Bluebells

The Two Friends of Forley, and Bessie's Bluebells

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... wetting in a thunderstorm had settled on her chest, and though she had now recovered from the cold, she was weak and fragile, so Polly walked slowly, as the day was warm. "I must learn my lesson in the play-hour," said she, "for I have not had time to look at it yet; and the last two Sundays I have nearly lost my mark through not knowing it well; but I shall have plenty of time to-day." When the play-hour arrived, all the girls trooped off into their play-ground. As we find in the world good people and bad people mixed up together, and often so mixed that we cannot tell which are wheat, and which are tares, so in a school, which is a small world, there always is, and always must be, a groat mixing together of bad and good. It is generally found that there is what may be called the steady set, and these keep pretty much together; girls who know what is right, and who try to do what is right. Then there are the wild ones; girls ready for any sort of mischief; some bold, bad spirits, who seize on the waverers in the school who decide for no party particularly, who are to-day in all the mischief of the wild ones, and to-inorrow will be seen with the steady ones; and these they try to bring down to their own level. Polly Martin, at the time our story opened, being a girl of no fixed principle, used to be seen a great deal with the wild set. She was full of fun, hot-tempered, active, and rather clever, and they were always glad to have her with them. They were vexed to find she seemed gradually drawing away from them, and tried still to recover their old influence over her. Polly's affection for Ellen May had often kept her from their bad influences, and latterly, since poor Jane's death, she had gradually drawn away from them more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517474
  • 9781236517470