The Widow's Son

The Widow's Son

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...old Friedmeier. But never mind, Dominic. My landlady will come in now and then, and attend to any little thing I require. I have sent her word to do so." "That will not do," answered Dominic, positively. "You need constant care and attention. I am going to tell Herr Kummerlein, and then I shall come back and stay with you. There must be some one here to attend to your business, at least to your proofreading, and, thank God! you have taught me so much that now, in the time of need, I can take your place for a while." "As well as myself, my son," replied his old friend. "But I cannot accept this of you. I cannot afford to forfeit my self-respect, Herr Kummerlein would reduce your weekly pay, or perhaps withdraw it entirely." "No matter! I will work for you, and earn, I hope, as much as will maintain us both. Besides, I can do as much here as at the printing-office, and I know that Herr Kummerlein will not oppose my remaining with you until you are well again." "But, Dominic, you will have double labor to perform!" "That is nothing; three-fold, four-fold, would be easy for your sake." Dominic would not yield to his old friend's remonstrances. He returned immediately to the office, informed the foreman and Herr Kummerlein of his intention, readily obtained the desired permission, and was, besides, warmly commended by his superiors for his devotion to his kind benefactor. "It is very right in you, Dominic," said Herr Kummerlein, "not to leave the old gentleman to suffer alone. The errand-boys shall bring you the proof-sheets every day, and call for them when you have finished your corrections. Besides, I know Heir Friedmeier never has much money to spare;...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866932
  • 9781236866936