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Mon Apr 03 02:02:18 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Willie the Waif, by Minie Herbert This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Willie the Waif Author: Minie Herbert Release Date: November 27, 2006 [EBook #19936] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WILLIE THE WAIF *** Produced by Andrew Hodson WILLIE THE WAIF BY MINIE HERBERT _FULLY ILLUSTRATED_ LONDON S.
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8 & 9 PATERNOSTER ROW CONTENTS CHAP. I. II. III. PAGE RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME. A FRIEND IN NEED THE MISSION SCHOOL IV. A VISITOR FOR WILLIE V. THE CHRISTMAS TREAT VI. 7 LITTLE BERTRAM WILLIE THE WAIF ---o--CHAPTER I RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME One hot summer’s day the sun was trying to shine into a poor, miserable alley in London.
There are some places in that great city where even the sun cannot find its way, and Primrose Place was one of them. Mon Apr 03 02:02:18 2017 2 It was a very narrow court, and the houses on both sides were so high that the people who lived there had never seen the sunbeams shining on the pavement or glinting on the windows.
But even supposing the sun could have shone into the court, it would not have been able to pierce into the rooms, for the windows were too dirty.
Most of them were broken and patched with brown paper.
The doors of the houses always stood open, so that people could go in and out without knocking.
Very few of them could afford to pay enough rent to have two rooms all to themselves, so that a whole family was generally huddled into one room, in which they had to live during the day and sleep at night.
But most of the daytime was spent by the inhabitants of Primrose Place out of doors, lounging about on the pavement, or sitting on the doorsteps. On this day, if you had w...





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