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Mary Marston

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 175,306 / 483 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,136
mnybks.net#: 4614
Origin: gutenberg.org
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on't think me fit to hold a candle to him," he said. "But I happen to know, for all he rides such a good horse, he's not above doing the work of a wretched menial, for he polishes his own stirrup-irons."

"I'm very glad to hear it," rejoined Mary. "He must be more of a gentleman yet than I thought him."

"Then why should you count him a better gentleman than me?"

"I'm afraid for one thing, you would go with your stirrup-irons rusty, rather than clean them yourself, George. But I will tell you one thing Mr. Wardour would not do if he were a shopkeeper: he would not, like you, talk one way to the rich, and another way to the poor--all submission and politeness to the one, and familiarity, even to rudeness, with the other! If you go on like that, you'll never come within sight of being a gentleman, George--not if you live to the age of Methuselah."

"Thank you, Miss Mary! It's a fine thing to have a lady in the shop! Shouldn't I just like my father to hear you! I'm blowed if I know how a

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.06.17
Maddie
*****

I first heard of George MacDonald from the work of Michael Phillips so I thought that I would see it for myself. This book provides much food for thought and many spiritual truths. 5-stars.


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