Pretty miss Violet, by the author of 'Hubert's temptation'.

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Page 52 - ... getting on very well with my aunt; she wanted to treat me as a servant instead of a relation, said I ought to do my own room, and if I didn't do it nobody was going to do it for me. Oh, I wish I hadn't. But when he came to the shop and asked me I felt I couldn't help it.
Page 12 - it's you that's nasty when you talk like that." "You are only girls ! " retorted he, with as much scorn as he could throw into his face and words. Edith was in sore distress. She knew how important it was that she should not only be quiet herself, but if possible keep the others quiet, and so she said, " Hilda and baby, shall I tell you a story ? " " I wants a story ! " cried Ealph, as though the very mention of such a thing had set his heart longing. " Come then, and sit down here, and I'll tell...
Page 37 - Are you not angry with me, Miss Foster ? " Violet looked up at him with a strange expression of face. " No ; I am not angry with you, Arthur, but I am very sorry for you." "Sorry! why so?" " Because I know how angry you must be with yourself." "Angry with myself! for smoking, you mean?" " You said you had not been smoking, Arthur ? " His face flushed a deep crimson. " Oh, Miss Foster, that was not true. I did not -want you to know of it, and so I told a lie. I'm very sorry," and he looked genuinely...
Page 60 - I'm sure you feel much happier," she said. " I cannot tell you how happy I have been since you spoke to me. It seems just as though I was groping about in the dark before, and not knowing what I ought to do, and what not. I know now." " And God will help you more and more to understand His will. It is only as we try to do His holy will, at home or abroad, that we can expect to be happy,
Page 41 - No. Because it is right to do so." Edith made no reply. She still continued looking, however, in a dreamy and unsatisfied way, and so Violet asked her pleasantly what all her wise thoughts were about She awoke from her dreams, laughed, and said sweetly, " Oh, I was thinking how nice it is to have you with us to talk to us. I hope you will read the Bible for us, and tell us all about the little girls and good people that are in it We used to have it read every morning and evening, but we haven't...
Page 59 - Every one seemed to fall under the loving sway of her authority after a time. Now and then she would see signs of the old spirit of indifference appearing in Arthur ; but a look or a word was enough to send a warm colour to his cheeks, as though he felt ashamed of himself. He asked her one day, "Miss Foster, is there any chance of my going to a boys
Page 32 - ... obliged to put Edith down, and take up the others, and talk to them affectionately, and tell them that they too must call her Violet. Presently, the servant brought in the teathings, and set them in order. This room, which was one of the pleasantest in the house, had been assigned to her as her sitting-room, whenever she wished to make it such ; and she began to...
Page 32 - They saw how happy their eldest sister was, and they too wanted to share in the pleasures of being talked to as she was, and so they cried out that they too wanted to be taken on Violet's lap ; and much to her amusement she was obliged to put Edith down, and take up the others, and talk to them affectionately, and tell them that they too must call her Violet. Presently, the servant brought in the teathings, and set them in order. This room, which was one of the pleasantest in the house, had been...
Page 39 - His teaching, and the guidance of His Holy Spirit. It was for that she prayed, and for that she worked. After tea the other children trooped in, led by Edith. It puzzled the little ones to see Arthur in such good spirits, and to see Miss Foster smiling as she talked with him. To Edith, this habit, to which latterly she knew her brother was addicted, was one that filled her little soul with terror. She knew that he was growing daily less considerate, and more violent in his manner. But she dare not...
Page 46 - Sarah tell the cook that she was going to complain to mamma about your smoking yesterday. She says mamma ought to know it, and there will be a dreadful scene if she does. You ought to speak to her, and beg her pardon, and get her not to tell.

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