In Prison and Out

Cover image for

Download


Author: Hesba Stretton (Sarah Smith)
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,786 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 599
Added to site: 2008.05.29
mnybks.net#: 21043
Excerpt

was no wonder that the boy should choose beggary rather than starvation. David began to feel that there was less chance of dying of cold or hunger.

It was a pleasant autumn day, and numbers of people were about the roads, sauntering leisurely in the warm and bright sunshine. Again many of them were willing enough to give a penny to the half-shy boy, who asked in a quiet tone for alms. He had not fallen into any professional whine as yet, and he was easily repulsed, so easily that some, who refused at first to give, called after him to come back. There was a touching air of misery about his thin, overgrown frame and pinched face, which appealed silently for help. He was willing, he said, to clean boots, or clean steps, or do any other job that could be found for him as a labour test; but very few persons took the trouble to find him work to do. It was much easier to take a penny out of the purse, drop it into his hand and pass on, with a feeling of satisfaction of at once getting rid of a painful object

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for In Prison and Out by Hesba Stretton - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for In Prison and Out by Hesba Stretton - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for In Prison and Out by Hesba Stretton - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for In Prison and Out by Hesba Stretton - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for In Prison and Out by Hesba Stretton - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for In Prison and Out by Hesba Stretton - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Ulysses
by James Joyce
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Emma
by Jane Austen
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The Count's Chauffeur
by William le Queux

See more popular titles from this genre.