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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. 1873 Excerpt: ...Tommy. "Then Tommy go too. Tommy wants his mammy. Tommy will go to heaven, and just peep through the door to see if mammy's there. God won't be angry and send me away, will He? 'Cause God loves little children. There's lots and lots of little children in heaven. Tommy will go Tommy wants his mammy." And then Tommy fell into a restless kind of half waking sleep. Tilly was frightened. She loosened the little burning aims which still clung round her neck, and gently laid Tommy's head on the hard thing she called a pillow, and then she jumped up to dress herself as quickly as possible. Tilly's dressing did not take much time. When she got downstairs she found Dicky had already gone out--gone out without waiting for breakfast. Dicky knew very well there was nothing in the house, so what would have been the use of his waiting? Tilly was in despair; her large eyes rolled about in helpless uncontrol. She ran out into the garden thinking to find Dicky there concocting some novel contrivance for bringing home the cockles and winkles; but no Dicky could she discover. The garden was not many feet square, so one glance was sufficient, and then Tilly wrung her hands and burst into a flood of tears. She could not help it, poor child. She felt so utterly alone--so thoroughly miserable. Her mother dead; her father gone; Tommy bad; and Dicky nowhere to be found! Just at this moment, the next-door neighbour, Widow Wallen, the person to whom Miss Kerr had spoken about the Tricketts, happened to be just stepping out into her bit of garden, to hang out her washing to dry. "Law, my dear," said she, addressing Tilly, and shuffling along in a pair of flat wooden clogs in the direction of the low palings which separated the two pieces of ground. Mrs. Wallen was n...
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