Phoebe Tilson

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byFrank Pope Humphrey

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... little girl! What made her do it, and what's become o' that scamp, Emery?" Mr. Feilding turned to Tom. "Will you," he said, "kindly step over to the parsonage, and let my mother know I have come, while I confer with the doctor?" "And, now, doctor," he said, "I can tell you all I know, and my reasons, aside from this chain, for being positive that it is Nannie." And he told, with all the detail necessary, of his discovery of Emery, of his interview with him, of his denial of their marriage to Nannie, of her flight from him with her child. The arrival of Delight coincided very nearly with the date given by Emery of that flight. He then told how he had recognized the child as Nannie's at her baptism, and his subsequent interview with Major Carpenter, in which he had learned that she had come to him, had acknowledged that Emery had thrown her off, and that she was not married to him. Her father had driven her from his door, and that was the last trace he had been able to find of her. But her after course was now made clear. She had left her child at Phoebe's, and in her despair had drowned herself. There were a few moments of silence, after Mr. Feilding ceased speaking, and then the doctor burst out. "Good God, Feilding, why are such things allowed? Why should that sweet little girl have come to such a dreadful end? Such things make a pagan of a man. They make him ask why, if there is a God, He permits such things. Poor little Nannie Carpenter! She's one o' my babies, Feilding. We never had any of our own, but I tell my wife we've a pretty big family after all, for I claim a share in every one I've seen safe into this tough old world. Turned away by her father from his own door! And for the very reason that had ought to made him open it all the wider, because...

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... little girl! What made her do it, and what's become o' that scamp, Emery?" Mr. Feilding turned to Tom. "Will you," he said, "k...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217529259

ISBN - 13:9780217529259

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