The True History of a Little Ragamuffin. [By J. G.]

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Harper & Bros., 1866 - 133 páginas
 

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Página 36 - You hain't been home since the mornin* — not since you hooked it away ? " Jerry's voice was tremulous with excitement as he asked the question.
Página 83 - Pike — our sweep — had two apprentices, and so he had invariably ; but not invariably the same two. Six or seven months was the longest they ever lasted. Either they ran away, or the workhouse people (they were parish apprentices) fetched them back to the "house...

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