Nellie's trials and triumphs

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJ Henry Jewell

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. AND LAST. HEN Charles was buried, Mr. Thompson took the family home to Rose Villa. Jane, who had heard the sad news of her young master's death, greeted them with tearful eyes, although she welcomed Frank, who seemed very much overcome by his brother's death. The house appeared so dull to them all that day; they missed the beaming eyes and loving face of Charles. Turn where they would, everything reminded them of the loved one, his empty reading chair and desk, his books, even his favourite dog, who lay stretched on the floor as though in grief and pining for his master. In the evening, Nellie went out intending to call on several of her school-children. On her way, she met Milly Thompson, who told her that she had just left the sick bed of a little girl--one of Nellie's pupils--who had begged very much to see her good kind teacher. Nellie remembered the child well, and bidding a hearty "good-bye" to her cousin, hastened to call at the house where the child lived. When after ascending a rickety flight of stairs, she at length entered the child's house, the child's mother was cleaning the house in which they lived. Nellie inquired if she could see her daughter, but the woman answered that she was too busy to take in people every five minutes to see the child. Nellie, however, was not so easily daunted, she told the mother that the child was one of her own favourite scholars, and that she had been away and had not seen her for a long time. The woman, a little moved by these words, at length told Nellie she could walk into the next room if she chose, where she would find the child alone. Nellie did so, and saw the dying child, whose pale wan face was lighted up with joy on beholding her teacher, with whom she wished to speak a few words. The chi...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. AND LAST. HEN Charles was buried, Mr. Thompson took the family home to Rose Villa. Jane, who had heard the sad ne...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217261973

ISBN - 13:9780217261975

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