The Missionary Sheriff Being Incidents In The Life Of A Plain Man Who Tried To Do His Duty

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byOctave Thanet

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... good, but I was always bad; but I believe I would have been decent if Fd lived, because I'd have kept close to you. You'll be good to ma--: and to Ruth?" The sheriff thought that he had drifted away and did not hear the answer, but in a few moments he opened his eyes and said, brightly, "Thank you, Amos." It was the first time that he had used the other man's Christian name. "Yes, Ned," said the sheriff. Next morning at daybreak he died. His mother was with him. Just before he went to sleep his mind wandered a little. He fancied that he was a little boy, and that he was sick, and wanted to say his prayers to his mother. "But I'm so sick I can't get out of bed," said he. "God won't mind my saying them in bed, will He?" Then he folded his hands, and reverently repeated the childish rhyme, and so fell into a peaceful sleep, which deepened into peace. In this wise, perhaps, were answered many prayers. Amos made all the arrangements the next day. He said that they were going home from Fairport on the day following, but he managed to conclude all the necessary legal formalities in time to take the evening train. Once on the train, and his companions in their sections, he drew a long breath. "It may not have been Mame that I saw," he said, taking out his cigar-case on the way to the smoking-room; "it was merely a glimpse--she in a buggy, me on foot; and it may be she wouldn't do a thing or think the game worth blackmail; but I don't propose to run any chances in this deal. Hullo--excuse me, miss The last words were uttered aloud to Ruth Graves, who had touched him on the arm. Ho had a distinct admiration for this young woman, founded on the grounds that she cried very quietly, that she never was underfoot, and that she was so unobtrusively kind to Mrs. Smith. "A...

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... good, but I was always bad; but I believe I would have been decent if Fd lived, because I'd have kept close to you. You'll be ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217092802

ISBN - 13:9780217092807

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