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. 1877 Excerpt: ...'I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.' The best company, Johnny!" The poor mail tried to smile gratefully, though tears would come, for the "Johnny" "Load ringing cheers from strong men, waving their hata in token of Atlieu."--p, 115. The Emigrant. had touched his heart. "A word spoken in due season how good is it!" Then a quickened movement on the part of the sailors and porters, and then a hoarse voice speaking from the deck of the steamer. Then a bell rung, and there came a sudden rush to the water's side. In that wild sweep Allie was borne from Mrs. Clear's side, though the latter tried to keep her hold, and carried forward. Terrified and struggling, gasping for breath, she would have been thrown down and trampled upon but that suddenly she was lifted up tenderly and reverently from behind high above the heads of the excited crowd, and as suddenly placed on an empty bench a few paces from the scene of danger. She looked round directly she could collect her scattered senses after she felt the clasp of those strong arms relax, but no one appeared to notice her, and she could not see any one--not even Mr. Philip or Mrs. Clear--whom she recognised. There were but a few moments and the young gentleman made his way to her side, Mrs. Clear following, and the tiny hand of the child was clasped protectingly in his. But in those brief moments the steamer had put off and the hushed-up feelings found full vent. Loud ringing cheers from strong men waving their hats in token of adieu, mingling with wild bursts of lamentation from women with clasped hands and streaming eyes. Grey locks stirring with the breeze from aged heads reverently uncovered, and children's voices shrill and clear, sounding their last good-bye. "Good-...
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