''Surly Tim'' A Lancashire Story

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,523 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,763
Added to site: 2007.11.05
mnybks.net#: 18874
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story
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im an' singin' bits o' sweet-soundin' foolish woman-folks' songs. I thowt then 'at them old nursery songs wur th' happiest music I ever heard, an' when 'Sanna sung 'em they minded me o' hymn-tunes.

"Well, Mester, before th' spring wur out Wee Wat was toddlin' round holdin' to his mother's gown, an' by th' middle o' th' next he was cooin' like a dove, an' prattlin' words i' a voice like hers. His eyes wur big an' brown an' straightforrad like hers, an' his mouth was like hers, an' his curls wur the color o' a brown bee's back. Happen we set too much store by him, or happen it wur on'y th' Teacher again teachin' us his way, but hows'ever that wur, I came home one sunny mornin' fro' th' factory, an' my dear lass met me at th' door, all white an' cold, but tryin' hard to be brave an' help me to bear what she had to tell.

"'Tim,' said she, 'th' Lord ha' sent us a trouble; but we can bear it together, conna we, dear lad?'

"That wur aw, but I knew what it meant, though th' poor little lamb had b

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2007.12.09
Carl Heerwagen
****.

This story by the author is much better. If you can get through the heavily accented conversation you will find how much a jewel it is.


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