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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...conferring a favor on Winifred by allowing her to teach her daughters. It was very likely also that the young ladies might be proud and consequential. But at all events it was a change. Sir John Corbet lived in the best part of the city, on one of the hills upon which Bristol is built. He had a fine house and also a garden, and the very thought of seeing green and growing plants was pleasant to one who had been shut away from them so long. How pretty Cousin Winnie looks said Betsey, gazing after her cousin as she tripped down the lane with something of her old elastic step. Beauty is nothing, child said her mother, though she herself was thinking at that moment that Winifred was a very creditable young person to have passing in and out of the house. Good looks are only skin deep Handsome is that handsome does v Then I think Winifred is the handsomest person I knowl returned sturdy little Betsey; for I am sure she is.the very best. CHAPTER XIII. THE CITTT KNIGHT'S FAMILY. BEISTOL, at the time of our story, was the second city in England, and was famous for its wealth and luxury, for its West India trade and its sugar refineries, and, alas also for the infamous slave-trade of which it was the centre, and which dealt in white skins as well as black ones, which not only brought in negroes, but carried out white boys and girls, stolen in the streets sometimes, never to be heard of again. It contained some splendid churches and several ancient endowed schools and hospitals; but the streets were so narrow that no.carts were used save those drawn with dogs, and tlicro was hardly a coach in the whole city, for the simple reason that there was no place in which to use one. Winifred more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796551
  • 9781236796554