Rob, a Story for Boys
(Forgotten Books May 14, 2017)
Excerpt from Rob, a Story for Boys
The house, square and roomy, had in its time been a fine old family mansion. It would be hard to imagine it ever brilliantly lighted at night, or overﬂowing with life in the day time. Yet such had been the case even in Joel and Philena Slocum's youth. But that was long since and the brother and sister, the only rep resentatives of the family who chose to remain in New England, had gradually withdrawn from people, and, as a natural sequence, losing interest in others, had at last lost enthusiasm for their own especial life-work, and instead of keeping the farm and homestead up to its for mer air of opulent content, had let the one run down through lack of work, and had shut the other up, one room after another, till now, the only apartments used were the kitchen and two bedrooms if we except a small room in the ell, for Rob.
That boy grows worse and worse, growled Joel, again going to the window. It's be cause we let him have his head so much.
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- 0259274690 / 9780259274698
- 13.0 oz.
- 6.0 x 0.6