Yankee-Notions Volume 1-2

Yankee-Notions Volume 1-2

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...a customer, and poor Mary left the shop with a large tear in her eye, and pale and tremblin. I felt then jest as it'I should like to lick old Moncypenny like a sack. I conld't git it out of my mind all the arternoon, and finally I went down to VVidow Marbles to see how things was. And sure enough, I found Miss Marble very sick, and not able to sit up. She had a little bowl of gruel standing by her bed. and some medicine; and Mary was sewing for her life on them everlnstin shirts. Her llttle sister Car ry was so tired, or sleepy, or sick, or hungry, and ma-be all of 'em together, that she had laid her head own in ltfiiry's lap, and gone tosleep. Says I, Mary, you look too tired and worn out tobe workiii so steady. You ou ht to lay that by and get some rest. Wal, I do feel tired, says she, but I can't. rest now. I must sew on this the bigger part of the night, and try to get it done by breakfast time, so l can get something for us to live upon to-morrow. When mother gets about again, then I'll get some rest, Jonathan. I felt so kind o' choaky I couldn't say nothing for a minute or two. At last, says I, --Mary, put your work away, and don't sew another stitch to-niglgt, and here's a dollar to help you along till your mother gets ttcr. You needn't try to pay it to ine till you got so as to be comfortable and have a dollar to spare. Then Mary putlicr handkerchief to her eyes and cried like it little child. And I looked round to Widow Marble, and the tears was runnin down her cheeks tu, and says she, - This is a blessed world to live iii, where siuh friends is to be found. ' And then I come away, feelin better than if...show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 748g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842758
  • 9781236842756