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John Cheap, the Chapman's Library (Volume 3); Fairy Tales, Romances and Histories (Paperback) Loot Price: R386 Discovery Miles 3 860
John Cheap, the Chapman's Library (Volume 3); Fairy Tales, Romances and Histories (Paperback): Dougal Graham
John Cheap, the Chapman's Library (Volume 3); Fairy Tales, Romances and Histories (Paperback): Dougal Graham

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John Cheap, the Chapman's Library (Volume 3); Fairy Tales, Romances and Histories (Paperback)

Dougal Graham

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... THE HISTORY OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. A Few centuries ago lived a very wealthy merchant, who had three sons and three daughters. The education he gave them was of the most superior kind. The girls were all handsome; but the youngest was styled tho Little Beauty, and hence she was, when grown up, called by the name of Beauty, which made her sisters jealous, --who were proud of their riches, kept only the grandest company, and laughed at their youngest sister, whose study was to improve her mind. They would only marry to a Duke or an Earl, while Beauty declined every offer, thinking herself too young to be removed from her father's house. All at once the merchant lost his wholo fortune, excepting a small country house at a great distance from town, and told his children, with tears in his eyes, they must go there and work for their living. The two eldest answered, that they had several lovers, who, they were sure, would be glad to have them, though they had no fortune; but in this they were mistaken, for their lovers slighted and forsook them in their poverty. As they were not beloved, on account of their pride, every body said, "They do not deserve to bo pitied; we are glad to see their pride humbled; let them go and give themselves quality airs in milking tho cows and minding their dairy. But," added they, "we are extremely concerned for Beauty; she was such a charming sweet-tempered creature, spoke so kindly to poor people, and was of such an affable obliging disposition." Nay, several gentlemen would have married her, though they knew she had not a penny; but she told them she could not think of leaving her poor father in his misfortunes, but was determined to go along with him into the coutry to comfort and attend him. Poor Beauty at first was sadly grie...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Dougal Graham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-28058-6
Barcode: 9781154280586
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-28058-6

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