Take Care Of Number One; Or, Good To Me Includes Good To Thee

Paperback | February 1, 2012

bySamuel Griswold Goodrich

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... pressing his breast forward, and clinching his fists tight, as if to pack himself into the smallest possible compass, Jacob stretched across the open field, and took his course toward a wood that lay beyond. He soon plunged into its depths; but Dick was close upon his heels. A few rods more, and the latter laid his hand upon the fugitive. At this moment Jacob turned upon his heel, and was about to offer a desperate resistance; but a moment's thought restrained him. Dick was much larger and stronger than himself, and he saw that any effort to escape would be vain. With a moody despair he therefore yielded to his fate, and in a short time was placed in the wagon, and conducted, as we have related, to the lawyer's house. While proceeding homeward, the acute lawyer Sponge gave the reins of the wagon to another person, and busied himself in looking over Jacob's bundle. It was a sorry parcel, containing two coarse shirts; a ragged pair of trowsers; a pocket-handkerchief, twelve inches square, with the "House that Jack built" printed upon it; and a roll, carefully done up in brown paper. With instinctive caution, Sponge turned aside to examine it. It was a soiled paper, one corner of which was singed with fire. He opened it, and, to his unutterable amazement, it was old Jacob Karl's will! If a vision from the unseen world had suddenly flashed upon the lawyer's mind, he could not have been more utterly confounded. He had never doubted for a moment that this instrument had been long reduced to ashes, as he had thrown it, himself, in the fire. How, then, could it have escaped? How could it have come into the possession of Jacob? These were questions full of the deepest interest. But the lawyer, who, by his profession, had been trained to work his way by managing ot...

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... pressing his breast forward, and clinching his fists tight, as if to pack himself into the smallest possible compass, Jacob st...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217999387

ISBN - 13:9780217999380

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