Her Benny by Silas K Hocking
Lulu.com, 1 sep. 2006 - 272 sidor
This book is a little gem. It was first published in 1880 by a Cornish Minister who upped sticks to bang his drum up in the 'grim North', ( including 3 years in Liverpool, which is where this story is primarily set ). Despite the good man of the cloth earning only a fraction of what he should have done, this book gave Silas K Hocking his place in History, as the first author to sell more than a million books in his own life time. Considering the traditional rush from the cemetery to buy all sorts of works of art, music and literature by even the most obscure writers/artists in the event of their passing on, this was indeed an achievement. One read of the first chapter will make you understand why.
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Brother and Sister
1V A Friend in Need
O Death What Does Thou mean?
V1 In Which Benny makes a discovery
V11 Two Visits
V111 In Which Joe Wrag Has a Vision
A Glimpse of Paradise
A Terrible Alternative
The Border Land
Life at the Farm
In the Woods
The Tide Turns
The Question Settled
The Reward of Welldoing
afore afternoon agin ain't angel awhile beautiful began Benny felt Benny looked Benny's better Betty bliged Bowker's Row Brooklands canna child cold corner darkness Dick Bates door dream dunna dunno eyes face father fear feeling fight the world fire Fisher footfall gentleman glad Golly gone granny hand heard heart heaven heerd honest hope hour hurried Joe Wrag Joe's Jordan river knew laughed length listened little Eva little girl little Nell little Nelly little sister lived Liverpool Lord love at home morning Munroe Nelly's never night once pain pause Perks poor portmanteau purty reply saidJoe Scout Farm seemed shilling silent sleep smile soon stood street sure tears tell Tempest Court thankful there's thought told turned voice waifs waited walked whispered wonder words Wrag's young