Joe Anderson and Old Jim Bayley (Classic Reprint) by Unknown AuthorJoe Anderson and Old Jim Bayley (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author

Joe Anderson and Old Jim Bayley (Classic Reprint)

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Paperback | November 26, 2018

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The next morning, George remained upon his knees longer than common, and when he arose, he felt more cheerful. He -crept slowly down the stairs, that they might not hear him, till he could wish them a happy new year. He had saved a little money now and then for many months; and wishing to show his regard for his mother, he placed in her hand a small hymn-book - the gift was a tri?e, but it showed his feelings, and that was enough. His mother's eyes brightened, and her face was raised upward, while her hand was laid upon her son's head, and her lips moved as if in prayer.

That morning, George's father was very cross. Every thing seemed to go wrong. In doors it was too warm - and out of doors it was too cold. The chairs were uneasy, and the breakfast was not cooked right. His wife was too dull, and the neighbors were too merry. In truth, the night before he had been drinking. His old comrades had invited him into the shop at the corner, and it wouldn't have looked civil to refuse; so he just stepped in and remained longer than he had intended, and this morning his tongue was parched, his ?esh was fevered, and he was, in fact, precisely what the night before had made him.

Still he loved George, for even when he spoke in anger, his son always remained so gentle, and attended so promptly to what he was told to do, that the father could not but feel agreat affection for him. He loved him; but this morning he hardly dared give him his blessing, for he felt in his heart, that the blessing of such a parent must be a mock ery - and he was ashamed to give it.

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Title:Joe Anderson and Old Jim Bayley (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.05 inPublished:November 26, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243399863

ISBN - 13:9780243399864

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