Hugh Fisher Volume 1851; or, Home principles carried out

 
9781235936890: Hugh Fisher Volume 1851; or, Home principles carried out

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. 1851 Excerpt: ...be addressed. "Are you going to it?" "I suppose so, though I have no great liking to academies or books or any such things." "Oh," thought I, " change places! Do change places 'with me!" "Lovell!" cried his father, coming to the door and looking round. "Come! where are you? We must go directly and see the preceptor, because I want to leave when the next coach comes along." The father and son walked off. "That's Colonel Laws," whispered the hostler to me. "The greatest man hereabouts. He's as rich as a Jew, and has been to the legislature I don't know how often." That Colonel Laws! Oh, yes, Colonel Laws was the man of that region, and that was Lovell Laws, his son! I almost envied him, as my eyes followed their retreating figures. "And me! and me! no father to care for me so!" "Wonder if I shall ever know any thing more of Lovell Laws? Never, unless I get along better than I have done;" and with that I bristled up and went down the steps of the piazza. "Here! Where are you bound? You don't belong here-abouts, do you?" asked the hostler. I told him what I wanted--to live out for my board, and go to the academy. "Zounds!" cried the hostler, "we want just such a boy. Major Otis, that keeps this tavern, was asking about a boy but just yesterday. I don't know how it will be about the going-to-school part. He's gone into the training-field, but he'll be home to dinner." "But the going-to-school part is just the part I want to accomplish," said I. "I am trying to get into the academy." "Well, never mind; stop here till the major comes, for he's the only person I know of who wants a chore-boy;" and so, upon t...

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