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The Heart of Toil (Paperback): Octave Thanet
The Heart of Toil (Paperback): Octave Thanet

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The Heart of Toil (Paperback)

Octave Thanet

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... with him. And when he run for mayor, you remember your pa was fit to drop, he worked so hard. I ain't exaggerating to say your pa'd a-give his life for that man any hour of the day. Yes, he would, to-day. And look at the way he's heen treated " "But he used to be kind once," Stella interceded. "I remember the things he sent, every Christmas " "He ain't kind, now. He hadn't got no business to fly out at pa like he done and pa not doing a thing. Jest for nothing but because he would give credit to the boys--those boys that always had traded with him. Your pa came home white as ashes. It was all I could do to get it out of him. He'd met Wells on the street walking with old Cochrane himself. Minute he seen your pa he twisted his eyebrows. '"Wait a minute, Mr. Battles, ' says he--didn't call him Race, like he used to do, and looked like ice at him, and I know just how hot your pa got, for his collar was wilted clean down and it was a cool April day--' I hear you have gone back on what you promised me, ' says he. 'I didn't promise you nothing, ' says your pa. He told me he was kinder startled and didn't rightly know what he was saying. 'It was an implied promise, ' says Wells; 'I advised you for your good. If you don't choose to follow my advice, well and good; but I warn you, here, I sha'n't take your bad accounts for any excuse next June. Good-morning.' 4nd your pa, he was so dazed and so kinder wanting to cry, he felt so awful that he hadn't a word to say, just gasped like a fish out of water; and they walked away. It fairly made your pa sick. I never seen him look that way since little Harcourt died." "He was named after Mr. Wells," said Stella, thoughtfully. "Ma, pa thought a great deal of Mr. Wells." She, too, now was looking at the picture across the thresho...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Octave Thanet
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-53992-2
Barcode: 9781151539922
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-53992-9

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