Driven from home, and other life stories, by a delver [A. Alsop]. by Alfred AlsopDriven from home, and other life stories, by a delver [A. Alsop]. by Alfred Alsop

Driven from home, and other life stories, by a delver [A. Alsop].

byAlfred Alsop

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... "KIND HEARTS ARE MORE THAN CORONETS." By Eleanor Grundy. CHAPTER I. 'Rescue the perishing; Duty demands it. Strength for thy labour the Lord will provide." T was a miserable evening in February, the rain fast falling. In Market Street the people hurried to and fro; those who could afford it went snugly home in trams, trains, or cabs, whilst the poorer classes went bravely forward, perhaps thinking of the welcome awaiting them, and not of their present hardships. All, however, were not "homeward wending their weary way." Standing by some buildings near Mosley Street was a little party, consisting of three boys and two girls. They were miserably clothed--altogether an "old clo'" man would not have given many pence for their entire wardrobe. Their bundle of papers, scantily covered with old rags, revealed their calling. "No one will buy mine now," said a sad, tearful voice. "What made you drop 'em?" asked one boy. "I was givin' a gentleman one, an' he says, 'Be quick,' an' made a snatch at it, an' upset the lot." "Hello, Mary," cried a boy, running up, "what's up?" "A snob upset 'er papers in the mud, Jake." "Wish I had 'im here, I'd teach 'im better manners," cried the boy indignantly. "Have you nearly sold up, Jake?" "Not one; but let me look at yours, Mary." She showed him her papers, nearly all covered with mud. He gave a prolonged whistle. "Never mind, we'll take them to the drinking place, and wash 'em; then fold 'em wrong side out, an' nobody will know." So saying, Jake took them to the drinking fountain opposite the Infirmary, and tried the experiment, but it was no use. The first went into holes, the second was wet through, and so on. Mary looked bravely on, vainly striving to keep down her rising tears; but when the last paper was thrown down, a so...
Title:Driven from home, and other life stories, by a delver [A. Alsop].Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217830307

ISBN - 13:9780217830300