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The Silver Lining

A Guernsey Story

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Author: John Roussel
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,909 / 157 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 428
Added to site: 2009.01.14
mnybks.net#: 23141
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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inished speaking, he raised his eyes to see what kind of look his mother wore. Perceiving a cloud of sadness hanging over her brow, he jumped up and exclaimed: "Oh, mamma, do not look at me so; I will never disobey you any more."

The mother took the now repentant son upon her knees, and, after having shown him the consequences of disobedience; after having spoken to him of the pain which he caused her through showing a disposition to do wrong and of the sin which he committed, she instructed him tenderly, and made an impression on his soft heart, such as a mother alone knows how to make. Then she kissed her son. "You forgive me, then?" said the boy. "Yes, my dear, I forgive you."

Frank Mathers was so impressed with his mother's love that he silently determined never again to grieve her. "Now let me change your clothes. You might catch a severe cold and perhaps be ill for weeks after this. Do you feel ill?"

"No, mamma, I am cold, that is all."

When Frank was eating his supper that e

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