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Topham's Folly (Paperback) Loot Price: R398
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Topham's Folly (Paperback): George Stevenson
Topham's Folly (Paperback): George Stevenson

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Topham's Folly (Paperback)

George Stevenson

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII JANE Whilst Mary Ann in her new place was learning, not without much innocent surprise, that one can have much money and little happiness; that one can own a fine house and yet hide an aching heart; that the worries of poverty may be as featherweights compared with the burden of riches; to agree in short with Ellen Thorpe's oracular dictum, "that wealth does not make an easy pillow,"--in spite of the fact that the best pillows at Belmont were stuffed with the finest down procurable, --Jane, her sister, was slowly but surely descending, sometimes painlessly, sometimes with agonies, the narrow way, whose end is by men called Death. On Mary Ann's first leaving home, Jane had rallied for a time, so much so indeed that her mother began to cherish the delusive thought of her recovery; and Jane herself talked hopefully of "being well and about again come Summer." The respite was shortlived. Whilst it lasted, she had helped cheerfully with their little household tasks; but even the lightest became at last too heavy for her wearying hands. She had always been reserved; "If thoughts could speak, mother, I should often speak to you." Thoughts with poor Jane had ever been more eloquent than words; and now, as Death crept to her side and bided there, she seemed to wrap herself about in silence. She was austere too; and the first Sunday Mary Ann came over from the Tophams', Jane spied a bright ribbon she wore and chid her severely for yielding to this world's vanities; and of them, in Jane's limited experience, a simple ribbon might flaunt a telling part. Mrs. Topham had given this particular ribbon to Mary Ann; and Mary Ann liked pretty things, ribbons especially, when she could get them, or rings out of a prize-packet; but she heard Jane (for which she wa...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: George Stevenson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-96878-5
Barcode: 9781150968785
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-96878-8

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