Under the Arches, a Tale of the Ragged Schools, by S.B.H

Under the Arches, a Tale of the Ragged Schools, by S.B.H

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...said the sorely tried father, "that my righteous displeasure and my unrighteous anger had long subsided into bitter heart-aching grief, and many and many a night since my poor wife's death have I watered my couch with my tears, and longed to look upon the face of our child once more! Often, too, had I pictured her, pale, thin, worn with grief and trouble, grown prematurely old; but never, never did I picture her, could I have imagined her, the poor, lost, sunken, degraded creature that she has become. Oh!" he exclaimed with sobs that convulsed his whole frame, "how must her refined feelings and delicacy of mind have withered under his debasing influence, and what depths, what utter depths of misery must she not have undergone ere she could have reached her present stage of wretchedness." And, covering his face with both his hands, the stubborn, stern spirit wholly gave way, and he shed a passion of tears. In much concern at the ill effect such violent agitation would probably produce, Harding again besought him to take rest. "I cannot rest," said he excitedly, "till I have told you all, and then, God help me," he sobbed, "you must advise me; you must help me to think what I ought to do, for I seem helpless as a child, and with no more power to think than I have to move!" "Are you sure it was her, what did you do, how did you arrange with her?" said Harding perplexedly, "I have not seen or heard of her since you have been above stairs!" "My heart was hard, you will say," replied the unhappy father. "I told her I did not know her, that she was not my daughter, that she was trying to impose upon me; then she reiterated her statement more passionately than ever, told...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597648
  • 9781236597649