The River; A Novel by Eden PhillpottsThe River; A Novel by Eden Phillpotts

The River; A Novel

byEden Phillpotts

Paperback | May 12, 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. 1902 Excerpt: ...never know about our foolishness by the river." Mary nodded her gratitude; then she suddenly produced a present, and offered it to him. "'Tis from my mother an' me--a little old sampler that great-grandmother worked a hundred years ago. Hannah has often said she thought it beautiful." The girl took her ancient needlework from a piece of paper, and showed a sampler wrought with figures of flowers, birds and stags. Verses of some venerable hymn formed a centre-piece, and at the bottom particulars appeared concerning the little crafts-woman. Thus they ran:--"Priscilla Merle, that is my name, And with my needle I tell the same, And by my work you plainley see What care my parents took of me. "Born 23 January in the Year of Our Lord 1785. And finished my sampler this March the first 1798." Edgecombe praised the work very highly, and promised that it should hang upon his wall. "'Tis very nice indeed," he said, "an' my girl won't know herself when she finds it here. I hope you'll tell your mother I be greatly pleased and deeply obliged to her." "Of course Hannah be getting all manner of fine gifts?" "She'm doing mighty well, I believe, but she's keeping her secrets same as me. Her travels up to Exeter presently. But, come Sunday, I'm to go to the inn for the day, an' us mean to hear our banns axed out to Princetown church in the morning." "Can 'e face it?" "Why for not? Us ought to hear 'em if anybody ought, though Hannah reckons to be in a twitter come the moment. "'Twill be new ground for you--a church." "It will so." They were silent a moment; then Nicholas cried out:--"You'm a girl--the very thing!" "A girl--yes, unless I'm a woman." &qu...
Title:The River; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217635016

ISBN - 13:9780217635011