The Village School; A Collection of Entertaining Histories, for the Instruction and Amusement of All Good Children

The Village School; A Collection of Entertaining Histories, for the Instruction and Amusement of All Good Children

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...me not, what could I say, but hang my head, and look foolish indeed? No, no, Henrv, if you will call me foolish for minding what is said to me, and doing as my kind mother bids me, you may, if you please; but, I promise you, I shall not do otherwise.'--" Why then," said Henry, " if you should not like to tell her that you sold it, drop it down, and I will pick it up; and, if you please, you may try to get it again; but if once I get it, I warrant that you never shall. And then you may tell your mother, that you dropped it as you were playing with it, and Henry Sturdy, a boy much bigger than yourself, caught it up, and would not let you have it again." Just as he had finished these words, Mr. Stedfast, "/ who had been walking in a field on the other side of the hedge, and overheard all that passed between his son and Henry, jumped over the bank, and taking hold of Sturdy, thrashed him most heartily (as he well deserved) with a cane which he had in his hand. " Is it in this way," said Mr. Stedfast, " that you try to corrupt your schoolfellows, and make them as naughty as yourself? Are ybu not ashamed of wanting to persuade Jacob to do what his mother bade him not? And, what is worse, try to teach him to cheat and deceive her, by telling her that he dropped the pocketpiece, and you picked it up, and would not let him have it again? I do not know what you call lying, Henry; but, I assure you, I think, if Jacob had said so after he had dropped it on purpose, it would have been as much a lie as any other he could have told; and, whatever you may think of it, I promise you, to deceive people in that artful manner is quite as wicked and naughty as any other deceit can be. But since you make no better use of your...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646096
  • 9781236646095