- X His Mark

- X His Mark

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... his face while Jean was rapidly raising carbuncles on the miller's head. These two or three moments, notwithstanding my bodily pains, were the most ecstatically enjoyable I ever experienced in my life. To see the miller with his arms raised above his head, shouting and retreating before Jean's broom made me actually quiver with merriment; even my little brother forgot for a moment his sufferings and laughed too, while the two younger ones ceased crying. When Jean returned from her pursuit she did not go off into hysterics, as most women would have done in the circumstances; she put down the broomstick, and commenced to lecture my father. "What's to be done now?" she began. "There's not a bite of anything in the house, and you made me give that greedy miser every penny I had in the world." "Providence will open up a way for us, Jeannie, my lassie," returned my father. "Providence will dae naething of the kind; it's aye Providence, Providence wi' you; I would like to ken what Providence has ever done for you. Is that what you ca' the work o' Providence?" she continued, drawing herself up majestically, and pointing with her finger to my mother, to my bed, and to the two idiots sitting mutely by the fire. "If that's what Providence has done for you, ye hae nae reason to be proud o' Him." To me this seemed a terrible speech for any human being to give utterance to, far less Jean. I began to look round, feeling that the earth must surely open her mouth and swallow us all up, as it did Korah, Dathan, and Abiram of old. I never before had heard any one call in question the doings of Providence in this manner, and I now trembled as much with dread as I had done a few minutes before with merriment....show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912101
  • 9781236912107