Two Ways of Looking at It, Being the Views of James Elliot Miner and Daisy Meadows, Schoolmistress, by Austin Clare

Two Ways of Looking at It, Being the Views of James Elliot Miner and Daisy Meadows, Schoolmistress, by Austin Clare

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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: ... I should not show Daisy that a lass, looked on by most folks as bonnier than she, and a deal richer beyond all dispute, would jump at what she had flouted. But no, I could not bring myself to it. When a man has known the best, he finds it hard to put up with anything worse; and after having worn my sweet, white, golden-souled Daisy so long in my G heart, though she had proved too proud for her name, I could not fancy this flaunting poppy, with her bold ways and coarse mind. I tried to; but I just couldn't! The school-folks had done that much for me, anyhow; they had taken the flavour out of everything which was worse than themselves. Eh, dear, and I loved her still in spite of it all, though I could have sworn to you for many a long week that I didn't. I found it out at last, and I found out, moreover, that to throw myself away because she would not have me, was the very way to prove myself unworthy of her or of any other good. I like to think that, under God, it was owing to her and to my little Jem that I did not go faster downhill than I did, and that I was brought up short, as it were, before I reached the bottom. Shall I ever forget the shame which came over me when, one evening, I came full upon her as I was turning out of the Miners' Arms, less myself than I should have been? She just raised her eyes and looked at me, and I--I felt as though I must hide out of her sight for evermore. SCENE XI. AN OPPORTUNITY.--HER VIEW. AS there really as good metal in Jem Elliot as Father seemed to think? I doubted it as I watched the deterioration of his life; for I did watch it, partly from the old interest in our best nightscholar, partly because my conscience pricked me about him continually. Not that I regretted having refused him--his...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980492
  • 9781236980496