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Tales and Novels, vol 2

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Author: Maria Edgeworth
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 192,383 / 530 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,856 2458

Lame Jervas -- The Will -- The Limerick Gloves -- Out of Debt Out of Danger -- The Lottery -- Rosanna -- Murad the Unlucky -- The Manufacturers -- The Contrast -- The Grateful Negro -- To-Morrow

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eir time and their money; and I now began to desire to have, as they had, a little garden, and property of my own, for which I knew I must work hard. So I rose from my bed with very different views from those which I had when I was laid down upon it; and from this time forward I kept company with the sober and industrious as much as I could. I saw things with different eyes: formerly I used, like my companions, to be ready enough to take any advantage that lay in my way of my employer; but my gratitude to him who had befriended me in my helpless state wrought such a change in me, that I now took part with my master on all occasions, and could not bear to see him wronged--so gratitude first made me honest.

"My master would not let the viewer turn me out of the work, as he wanted to do, because I was lame and weak, and not able to do much.--'Let him have the care of my horses in the stable,' said my master: 'he can do something. I don't want to make money of poor Lame Jervas. So, as long as he i



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