Owen; -a Waif, By The Author Of 'no Church'.: -a waif, by the author of 'No Church'. by Frederick William Robinson

Owen; -a Waif, By The Author Of 'no Church'.: -a waif, by the author of 'No Church'.

byFrederick William Robinson

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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. 1862. Excerpt: ... Owen," returned Dell; "it's a sad moment with me now, but it does not shake my faith in God, or his mercies. Why do you sneer?" "Pardon me, I was wrong. And I am in a dark, desperate mood, when I would sting my best friend." "Well, the friend forgives you." "Will you tell me of my mother? I do not ask you for details, but for any fragments of her mis-spent life that will touch my heart, and teach me charity towards her." "What her life has been, God knows," said Dell; "when I first knew her--when I saw her last--she was a young, fair woman. Wondrously fair, people thought her at that time; a little vain of her looks, and more fond of admiration than was good for her. I was an apprentice then--just out of my time--and she was a year or two my senior. I loved her, I told her so frankly, and she was to wait for me two years, till I could work upwards to a home for both. It was a settled engagement between us, and having faith in her, I had no more fear of losing her than I had of losing my life. I put my whole trust in her, and I had patience to wait. It was a happy time enough, with a fair prospect beyond, and it lasted eighteen months, and then I went away for a quarter of a year on business of my employer's. The night before I left Markshire was the last time I ever saw her until now. I was coming back to marry her, when they told me she had left home, mother and friends." Owen groaned. "So the old story, as I said, and the old end to it. I could guess it all when first stung by my disappointment. I see it realized to-night." He was silent for a moment, then he said, quickly, "But shall this be the end? May it not be willed otherwise, Owen? She is under my roof, and you are her son." "What is a son's duty in this instance?" was the gloomy rejoinder. "Ask ...

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Title:Owen; -a Waif, By The Author Of 'no Church'.: -a waif, by the author of 'No Church'.Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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