The autobiography of a five-pound note by Annie WebbThe autobiography of a five-pound note by Annie Webb

The autobiography of a five-pound note

byAnnie Webb

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Home!'--could it indeed bear that name? Could that dilapidated, unfurnished, unlighted chamber, which, after he had climbed three flights of rickety stairs, opened to the trembling hand of the old wanderer, be called by the blessed, happy name of 'home'?--that significant name which is unknown in almost every tongue but our own! Yes, this was the home of old Roger Craig. This was the only shelter to which he could return after the labours of the weary day, and where he could still find one loving and sympathizing heart to beat in unison with his own, and to prompt a smile of welcome, or a word of comfort. And because that kindly heart still lived and beat, Roger felt that he had still a 'home' to return to. But how long would it be so? How long would that wasted form that lay on the pallet-bed in the corner of the room, continue to breathe and move? How long would those eyes that gleamed with so unnatural a brightness be able to return the gaze of tenderness that met them from the old man's sunken orbs. I saw it all--I felt it all; and the whole sad story was present to my mind as Roger entered that gloomy chamber, and, carefully closing the door, hurried tip to his son's bedside, and sinking on his knees from exhaustion and agitation, exclaimed in sobbing and broken accents--'0, Charles, thank God! Thank Him for the bounty He has bestowed on us! See here, my son!' And he unclosed his hand, and spread me out before his son's astonished gaze. 'I do thank God most fervently,' replied the young man, 'for that which has made you look so happy, father. But tell me, who has shewn so much kindness to poor outcasts like us? Who has bestowed such charity on the father of the suspected thief?' 'No one, my son,' said the old man--and his countenance res...
Title:The autobiography of a five-pound noteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217289576

ISBN - 13:9780217289573