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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...was a thing of life sent to
be loved. He danced around the room, almost wild with joy; and,
forgetting the things which he had strewed all over the floor, he
ran to carry his treasure down to his mother. Hir father had heard
the noise he had been making in the room above, and chid him
sharply for it as he came in. But Willie scarcely heard him; he had
not meant to do wrong, and here was the book. His mother smiled,
and motioned for him to be a little more quiet in his joy. She
respected the struggle which her husband was making for a new life,
and would not allow his weakened nerves to be jarred by a single
discordant sound at home. She felt as if she must nurse him
tenderly, as she would a convalescing child. Willie obeyed
instantly, slipping his dictionary under his grammar. He went to
his morning task quietly and silently, and he was more than repaid
by his father putting his hand on his head, as he went out to
school, and saying, in more fatherly tones than he had heard for
years, " Willie, you don't grow fast enough; you must take a start
now, my boy." Now Willie thought that word over and over as he went
to school. What a beautiful time in his short life this now was
fast becoming Mr. Lane was scarcely less glad than Willie to see
the book. He knew how much he must soon require it, and could not
possibly contriveany means by which he could help him to so costly
a work. "You will prize it doubly, Willie," he said," for being
your grandfather s, and I hope you may live to make as good use of
it." "Thank you, sir," said Willie; "I hope so, too. If I am half
as good a man as grandfather, I shall be very thankful." When
Willie went to his sums, he found himself drawing the old red trunk
upon, his slate instead of setting down his...
|Country of origin:
Sarah Stuart Robbins
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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