Founded On Paper, Or, Uphill And Downhill Between The Two Jubilees

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byCharlotte Mary Yonge

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE LONELY COT Bat in that patience was the seed of scorn.--Lobd Houghtok. Miss Carbonel was meanwhile watching other sports--the blind-race with barrows, where another Pucklechurch scattered all before him, and was finally entangled in the ropes of the tent; the sack race, where Charlie Cox lay prone and helpless as a log, and Albert Morris fell over him; and the demure race of girls with spoons carrying hard-boiled eggs, as they crept along, slowly and steadily. 'That's the race for the girls!' said a nice neat woman on the further side of middle age. 'Much better than their running and tearing about with the boys.' 'Ah! they are much quieter and more manageable now than when your mother began breaking them in,' said Miss Carbonel. For this was Jane, daughter of the former schoolmistress, Mrs. Thorpe. She had married George Truman, one of the first youths that had felt the Carbonel influence. He had turned out very well, and had been bailiff at Hillside farm when, on old Farmer Goodenough's death, the two farms were united. He was killed by a fall from a hayrick, and his widow was allowed to live on at a nominal rent in the farmhouse, which it was not worth while to repair so as to suit modern ideas. There was then a large family, whom she contrived to bring up in a somewhat superior way, between the boys' work and her own, as a good laundress and charwoman, with the proceeds also of a large garden and orchard. The elder children had drifted away into the world, the daughters marrying from service, and two sons emigrating. One son had been employed in a firework factory, and his youngest brother Wilfred, having just finished his apprenticeship to the Hewletts, had gone to see whether he preferred to join in the same employment, taking his you...

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE LONELY COT Bat in that patience was the seed of scorn.--Lobd Houghtok. Miss Carbonel was meanwhile watching oth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217719031

ISBN - 13:9780217719032

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