'than Many Sparrows'.

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAnnie E. Courtenay

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. alb Home £Ust. BOUT a fortnight after the events recorded in our last chapter, upon a bright April morning the train whizzed into the small station at Shatton and set down two passengers: a little middle-aged woman whose fair hair was changing to silver here and there, and whose mild blue eyes were beaming joyously, and a young girl clad in mourning, pale-faced, and tall for her thirteen years. The long trying sojourn alone with her aunt had been a great strain upon Doris Dare's health, and she needed complete change and rest. What better and more delightful change, therefore, than a quiet sojourn with her foster-father in the rural village of Shatton? Easter fell late that year, so that Miss Peck's pupils were now luxuriating in Easter holidays, leaving the little schoolmistress an opportunity of yielding to an urgent request made by Andrew Wakeman and seconded by the Growler, that she should spend the time with her young charge at Shatton. Doris had not yet seen her foster-father, so that it was with much eager excitement that she jumped from the train on this bright April morning and she and Miss Peck deposited themselves bag and baggage in the lumbering little omnibus outside the station. No vehicle had ever carried happier hearts than that country omnibus, as it rattled along the lanes and up the village street till it stopped at the door of Bessy Bryant's cottage; for Andrew had again taken shelter under his old friend's roof, until arrangements could be completed for a home of his own. He heard the slow rumble of the wheels and their stoppage at the door, as he lay upon a comfortably arranged sofa in the humble little cottage parlour, and his heart beat high within him, for he knew that Doris had come. Another moment and she was st...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. alb Home £Ust. BOUT a fortnight after the events recorded in our last chapter, upon a bright April morning the tra...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217659187

ISBN - 13:9780217659185

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