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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Here's the water coming in
under the door. We must get upstairs, or we shall both be drowned "
Sal jumped up quickly, exclaiming, "Nonsense, the water can never
have got up here." "It has, I tell you. Look " Sal looked, and her
first impulse was to seize her child, while Kate cautiously opened
the door. The water was up to their ankles on the landing, but they
waded through it and climbed wearily up the stairs, where they
sought refuge in one of the comfortless rooms which had lately been
deserted. "I believe we shall either drown or starve," said Sal,
mournfully, sitting down on the floor with her child on her lap.
"You and I, Kate, and the little one, we shall all be put in the
same grave; but she won't feel anything more. Oh, if I could but
think that I was going where she has gone, I shouldn't mind so
much; but I shall never see my little lamb again." "Why shouldn't
you?" said Kate, putting down the candle and struggling to speak
calmly, though her teeth were chattering with cold and fear. "How
can I expect to go to God when I've left Him alone all my life
through? I learned what was right in the Sunday school, but I've
never minded it, and now it's too late." "If Mr. Aston was here,
maybe he'd tell you it wasn't too late." "Who's Mr. Aston?" "The
clergyman who speaks at the mission room. I've been going there
lately, Sal." "Oh, how I wish I had been to some good place; but I
never have since I married. If I had only gone but once, I might
have heard something that would have turned me. Did you, Kate?"
"Yes," replied Kate, feeling the comfort of her own words. "I
learned there to see how bad I'd been all my life, but...
|Country of origin:
Frances E Reade
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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