Conscience

or the Trials of May Brooke

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Author: Anna H. Dorsey
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,934 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.9
LoC Categories: PN, BS
Downloads: 474
Added to site: 2005.10.19
mnybks.net#: 96
Origin: gutenberg.org

An American Catholic Tale.

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g," he growled; "give me my breakfast."

"I thought you'd like a relish for your breakfast, sir, and I broiled a few slices of beef; see how very nice it is," said May, uncovering the plate, and placing it before him.

"Humph! well, don't do it again. I cannot afford such extravagance; I must curtail my expenses. 'Gad! if I should have another beggar thrown on my hands, we must starve," he said, bitterly.

May did not relish this speech at all; up rose the demon, pride, in her soul, instigating her to a sharp retort, and vindictive anger; but she thought of Bethlehem, and grew calm.

"I hope not, sir," she said, gently. "You have cast bread on the waters; after many days it will return unto you--perhaps in an hour, and at a time, dear uncle, when it will be much needed."

"Fudge, fudge!" he said, testily; "I--I cast bread on the waters, do I? Well, I am doing what is equally as foolish--it is truly like throwing bread into a fish-pond; but wher

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