Forgive and forget; a tale Rosanna

 
9781236633934: Forgive and forget; a tale Rosanna

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...than he had been offered for it by others; but the officer, to whom Mr. Hopkins made this comolaint, was fortunately a man who did not like secret informations; he publicly inquired into the truth of the matter, tnd the serjeant's honesty and Mr. Hopkins's meanness were Nearly proved and contrasted. The consequence of this maicious interference was beneficial to Gray; for the officer told he story to the colonel of the regiment, which was next quartered in the town, and he to the officer who succeeded him;, that, year after year, Mr. Hopkins applied in vain for the barrack manure. Farmer Gray had always the preference, tnd the hatred of Mr. Hopkins knew no bounds; that is, no Jounds but the letter of the law, of which he was ever mindful, because law-sui1s are expensive At length, however, he devised a legal mode of annoying his enemy. Some land, belonging to Mr. Hopkins, lay between Uray's farm and the only bog in the neighbourhood: now he ould not permit Mr. Gray, or any body belonging to him, o draw turf upon his bog-road; and he absolutely forbade lis own wretched tenants to sell turf to the object of his envy. By these means, he flattered himself he should literally starve the enemy out of house and home. Things were in this situation when John and Robin Gray determined to build a house for their father at Rosanna. They made no secret to him of their intentions; for they did not want to surprise but to please him, and to do every thing in ihe mai aer that would be most convenient to him and their mother. Their sister, Rose, was in all their counsels; and it had been for the last three years one of her chief delights to lo, after her day's work was done, to the mill at Rosanna, to see how her brothers were going on. How happy are those...

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