Down and Up Again

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byGregson Gow

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. MR, MUNRO.--CONCLUSION. S the pleasant month of May drew to a close Mrs. Felton began to find herself in great difficulties of a pecuniary kind. She had paid her rent--towards which Lesbie's first quarterly salary had helped--but that had exhausted her resources, and she had insensibly run a little way into debt for pure necessaries. She had only taken from Mr. Tapp what barely cleared the expenses incurred while she had Jack in charge, and Edward's weekly five shillings did not go very far. Besides, Mr. Tapp had hinted to Ned that he had better look out for another situation. Jack was behaving so well, and doing so much in the shop, that another boy was not required--at least not one so big as Ned. Indeed Jack and his grandfather were getting on so nicely together--through a decided improvement on both sides--MRS. FELTON IN TROUBLE. 151 that there seemed little danger of his ever deserting his post again. "Another thing," said Mr. Tapp to Ned, "this is not a place for you--must go where there is some prospect of getting on," adding in his undertone: "clever, well-educated boy--too good for shop like this--like him, but couldn't keep him." So the thought of what she was to do with the boy was troubling Mrs. Felton, along with other things, as she walked wearily down to Virginia Street one morning with her bundle of poorlypaid work. And when the girl who took the work from her said there would be no more in the meantime--"trade being slack"--the last straw, as the saying is, seemed to be laid on the camel's back. She came down into the street with her head in a whirl. She was weak from close work and insufficient nourishment, and as she crossed George Square she felt as if she could not move another step. She looked round for a seat, when all a...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. MR, MUNRO.--CONCLUSION. S the pleasant month of May drew to a close Mrs. Felton began to find herself in great dif...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217705588

ISBN - 13:9780217705585

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