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Little Abe

Or, The Bishop of Berry Brow

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Author: F. Jewell
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,302 / 130 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 275
Added to site: 2006.12.03
mnybks.net#: 15453
Genre: Biography

Being the life of Abraham Lockwood, A quaint and popular Yorkshire local preacher in the Methodist New Connexion.

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was their surprise and pain at the end of about a week to see Abe walk into the house again with a bundle in his hand. "Oh, Abe, my lad, what's brought thee here so sooin? what's ta gotton in th' bundle?" exclaimed his mother. "Why, gotton my things to be sure; I couldn't leave them behind when I'm going back no maar;" and sure enough he had come home with the information as before, he didn't like being bound to any man.

The probability is that there was something in the kind of treatment Abe met with in both those cases that helped to set his mind so much against the life of an apprentice away from home. All masters in those days were not particularly kind in their manners towards apprentices: some honourable exceptions could easily be found no doubt, but as a rule, boys in such positions were not very kindly used; hard work from early morning to late at night, hard fare at meal times, hard cuffs between meals, and a hard bed with scanty covering at nights,--it was no very enviable position for a you

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