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Abraham Vest, Or, the Cast-Off Restored; A True Narrative (Paperback) Loot Price: R331 Discovery Miles 3 310

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Abraham Vest, Or, the Cast-Off Restored; A True Narrative (Paperback): Hervey Fitts
Abraham Vest, Or, the Cast-Off Restored; A True Narrative (Paperback): Hervey Fitts

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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.1847 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. ARRIVAL AT NEW ENGLAND VILLAGE--EMPLOYMENT--SCHOOLING MARRIAGE. "Rouse thee, child of sorrow, Lay thy sadness by; Look a brighter morrow Dawneth in the sky." On Abraham's arrival at New England Village, he found himself again among strangers. He tarried awhile at the tavern where the stage left him. He appeared timid and bashful. On one occasion the little sons of Mrs. V s met him, and soon after ran home and told their mother that a "beggar boy" had come to town, and desired that he might have a place at the table with them for one meal at least. Their kind intentions were encouraged. After much persuading they got him in, and gratified the benevolence of their hearts. Here was an exhibition of a lovely spirit. Such a spirit of kindness towards the poor, will not go unrewarded. "Give and do good--be kind to all--The humble and the poor; True blessings on your head shall fall, Which kindness can secure." After a short season he obtained employment in the linen factory to which allusion has been made, and was taken to a boarding house. But the tenant was under the necessity of going out and persuading, and conducting him to a place at the table in his new home. Up to this time he had not attended school a single day, though he had reached his teens, a period when many a child is considerably advanced in his schooling. During his employment in the factory, he was permitted to go to an evening school for a short season. But to a child almost entirely unlearned, like him, (though he could still spell "Cumberland,") and tired out with the day's occupation, such an opportunity could not be expected to be of much advantage. At the end of about two years, the business at the linen factory stopped, and he was again afloat on "Life's troublous ocean." He ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Hervey Fitts
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-47767-2
Barcode: 9781154477672
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-47767-3

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