The Nest-builder; A Novel

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byBeatrice Forbes-robertson Hale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...until old Cotter died--he would not let James put them in. My boy loves this cottage; he sometimes spends several days here all alone, when he is very tired. He doesn't even like me to send Moses down, but of course I won't hear of that.' She shook her head with smiling finality. There were some things, her manner suggested, that little boys could not be allowed. "But, Mrs. Farraday," Mary exclaimed, "how can we possibly take the house from him if he uses it?" "My dear," the little lady's hand lighted on Mary's arm, "when thee knows my James better, thee will know that his happiness lies in helping his friends find theirs. He would be deeply disappointed if thee did not take it," and her hand squeezed Mary's reassuringly. "We are too wonderfully lucky--I don't know how to express my gratitude," Mary answered. "I think the good Lord sends us what we deserve, my dear, whether of good or ill,' the little lady replied, smiling wisely. Constance sighed contentedly. "Oh, Mrs. Farraday, you are so good for us all. I 'm a modern backslider, and hardly ever go to church, but you always make me feel as if I had just been." "Backslider, Constance? 'Thy own works praise thee, and thy children rise up and call thee blessed--thy husband also,' ' quoted their hostess. "Well, I don't know if my boys and Theodore call me blessed, but I hope the Suffragists will one day. Goodness knows I work hard enough for them.' "I've believed in suffrage all my life, like all Friends," Mrs. Farraday answered, "but where thee has worked I have only prayed for it." "If prayers are heard, I am sure yours should count more than my work, dear lady," said Constance, affectionately pressing the other's hand. The little Quaker's eyes were bright as she looked at her friend....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...until old Cotter died--he would not let James put them in. My boy loves this cottage; he sometimes spends sever...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217358713

ISBN - 13:9780217358712

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