Sons Of The Convenant; A Tale Of London Jewry

Paperback | February 7, 2012

bySamuel Gordon

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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.1900 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII "Never mind, Effie, dear--they'll be all right. Don't cry any more," said Dulcie, "I c-can't help it," sobbed Effie. "Let's put our hair up and play at being 'out,'" suggested Dulcie. "How could I, Dulcie? With papa and mamma gone away for six months all the way to Australia, and papa looking so white and poorly; and oh! Dulcie, I feel so frightened about what I said a few weeks ago." "What was that? I don't remember." "Yes, you do. The day I pinned that wool monkey to the back of Mademoiselle's jacket, and she walked out into the street like that, and all the people laughed at her, and she came back in a dreadful paddy, and gave notice, and papa threatened he'd send me to a boarding school...." "Oh, yes," broke in Dulcie, "and you said that rather than go there you'd run away, and ask them to take you in at the first orphan asylum you came across." "It's that orphan asylum that frightens me," gulped Effie. "Suppose God took me at my word? Do you think He might, Dulcie?" "I don't think so, but to be on the safe side you might stop crying a moment or two and pray He shouldn't." And while Effie is acting on her friend's suggestion, the opportunity may be taken to explain that four days ago Mr. and Mrs. Elkin had started on an extended sea journey, because the former's health had broken-down suddenly. Effie, without having her wishes consulted in the matter, had been left behind in charge of Mrs. Duveen, for Mrs. Elkin desired to bestow her whole and undivided attention on her invalid husband, without having to give toll of it to that wayward fifteen-year-old of hers. And now the latter was unbosoming her grief at the occurrence in the seclusion of what had been set apart for herself and Dulcie as a school-room, after solemn assurances from both t...

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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.1900 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII "Never mind, Effie, dear--they'll be all right. Don't cry any more," said Dulcie, "I c-can't help it," sobbed Effie...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217054412

ISBN - 13:9780217054416

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