The Story of a Child

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1892 - Friendship - 226 pages
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Page 205 - Now I lay me down to sleep ; I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.
Page 53 - SOFTLY now the light of day Fades upon my sight away ; Free from care, from labor free, Lord, I would commune with Thee.
Page 64 - 1 suppose. But papa, he would n't allow such a thing, of course. Mr. Tommy, just an apothecary, you know, and to fall in love with my aunt ! And any way, she can't ever get married ; she has to take care of us. Well, papa sent him off, I tell you ! Papa was awfully mad. I peeked in the door and saw him. And then Mr. Tommy ran. I saw him. He ran and ran, as hard as his legs could carry him. And the next day his house was all shut up, and he didn't come back to Old Chester until we 'd gone away. "...
Page 66 - m tired of living at home, though they are not quite as unkind at my house as they are at your house. I 've decided to do something; I'm not quite sure what. I did think of going on the stage, but I don't know but what I 'd rather be a missionary. It would be awfully nice to go to Africa and see the Great Desert. I tell you what let 's do: let 's run away and be missionaries. You know lots of hymns, don't you?

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