Two Friends

Two Friends

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...in their favour, but he may be different. Or would it not be better to send the gardener to find him?" "May I look first, mother; may I go now?" The permission was given, and Reggie with bright face and head erect set off out at the gate. But it was in vain that he walked up and down at the old meeting-place, and strained his eyes to look over the common: there was no sign of Nat to be seen. Of course, though, he must have given up hope of seeing Reggie, so why should he come there any more. He went back dejected to his mother. "I didn't like to go across the common," he said, "because I was not sure if you meant me to go." "Thanks dear. Now really the best plan will be to send your friend Sam in search of your other friend. You may tell him to ask the boy to come and see you, and then I will see him myself. But remember, Reggie, I promise nothing." "But, mother, I am sure when you see him you will know he is not bad," said Reggie, as he hurried off in search of Sam. Sam was rather astonished at being sent on such an errand, and though he did not say as much to Reggie, certainly thought that the missus did not know what she was about. He went, however, and in about an hour's time returned with an answer which seemed to him the most satisfactory that he could have brought. The whole company had moved on, no one knew where, some weeks before. They had left no other trace of their presence than marks of burning on the grass; and all the hen roosts in the neighbourhood were more peaceful for their departure. "And you'll never see Nat no more, Master Reggie, ' concluded Sam. "And a precious good riddance it is too." IT cannot be said that Reggie was at all anxious for his...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851730
  • 9781236851734