Mendel: A Story of Youth (Classic Reprint)

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He could not read what was written on it, for the paper was very dirty and the characters were crabbed and awkwardly written. He turned to the Old men, one of whom said excitedly the only English words he knew - London - Jewish - Society. The official looked re lieved. These people did not look like Jews, and the eldest girl and the little boy were lovely. He went away, and the woman, whose hopes had risen, once more looked disconsolate. The little boy buried his face in her apron and wept.

A surburban train came wheezing into the platform, which was at once alive with hurrying men in Silk hats and tail-coats. Catching sight of the brilliantly attired group, the handsome woman and the lovely girl, the boys with their heads bowed beneath the billowing piles of feather bedding, some of them stopped. The little boy looked up with tears in his eyes. One man put his hand in his pocket and threw down a few coppers. Oth ers followed his example, and the little boy ran after the showering pennies as they bounced in the air, and rolled, span, and settled. He danced from penny. To penny and a crowd gathered; for, in his bright jerkin and breeches and little top-boots, dancing like a sprite, gay and wild, he was an astonishing figure to find in the grime and ugliness of the station. Silver was thrown among the pennies to keep him dancing, but at last he was exhausted and ran to his mother with his fists full of money, and the men hurried on to their offices.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Gilbert Cannan


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780266251132

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm

Page Count - 445


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781330607718

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm

Page Count - 447

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