A Great Emergency and Other Tales A Great Emergency; A Very Ill-Tempered Family; Our Field; Madam Liberality

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            ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A GREAT EMERGENCY AND OTHER TALES***

           

            E-text prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Sankar Viswanathan,
 and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team
 (http://www.pgdp.net/)

           

           

           

 A GREAT EMERGENCY

 AND OTHER TALES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BY

 

 

 JULIANA HORATIA EWING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 LONDON:

 

 

 SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE,

 

 

 NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, W.C.
 BRIGHTON: 129, NORTH STREET.
 NEW YORK: E. & J. B. YOUNG & CO.

 

 

 

            [Published under the direction of the General Literature Committee.]

 

           

 

           

 

           

 

            DEDICATED TO
 
 JOHN,
 
 LORD BISHOP OF FREDERICTON,
 
 AND TO HIS DEAR WIFE
 
 MARGARET,
 
 IN PLEASANT AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
 
 NEW BRUNSWICK,

 

 

            BY J.H.E.

 

           

           

           

 CONTENTS.

 

 

  • A GREAT EMERGENCY CHAP PAGE I Rupert's Lectures--The Old Yellow Leather Book 13 II Henrietta--A Family Chronicle--The School Mimic--My First Fight 21 III School Cricket--Lemon-Kali--The Boys' Bridge--An Unexpected Emergency 40 IV A Doubtful Blessing--A Family Failing--Old Battles--The Canal-Carrier's Home 46 V The Navy Captain--Seven Parrots in a Fuchsia Tree--The Harbour Lion and the Silver Chain--The Legless Giants--Down Below--Johnson's Wharf 52 VI S. Philip and S. James--The Monkey-Barge and the Dog--War, Plague, and Fire--The Dulness of Everyday Life 59 VII We Resolve to Run Away--Scruples--Baby Cecil--I Prepare--I Run Away 64 VIII We Go on Board--The Pie--An Explosion--Mr. Rowe the Barge-Master--The White Lion--Two Letters--We Doubt Mr. Rowe's Good Faith 73 IX A Coasting Voyage--Musk Island--Linnet Flash--Mr. Rowe an Old Tar--The Dog-Fancier at Home 83 X Locks--We Think of Going on the Tramp--Pyebridge--We Set Sail 92 XI Mr. Rowe on Barge-Women--The River--Nine Elms--A Mysterious Noise--Rough Quarters--A Cheap Supper--John's Berth--We Make Our Escape--Out into the World 98 XII Emergencies and Policemen--Fenchurch Street Station--Third Class to Custom House--A Ship Forest 111 XIII A Dirty Street--A Bad Boy--Shipping and Merchandise--We Stowaway on Board the 'Atalanta'--A Salt Tear 117 XIV A Glow on the Horizon--A Fantastic Peal--What I Saw when the Roof Fell In 131 XV Henrietta's Diary--A Great Emergency 136 XVI Mr. Rowe on the Subject--Our Cousin--Weston Gets Into Print--The Harbour's Mouth--What Lies Beyond 142 A VERY ILL-TEMPERED FAMILY. I A Family Failing 151 II Ill-Tempered People and Their Friends--Narrow Escapes--The Hatchet-Quarrel 153 III Warnings--My Aunt Isobel--Mr. Rampant's Temper, and His Conscience 160 IV Cases of Conscience--Ethics of Ill-Temper 167 V Celestial Fire--I Choose a Text 181 VI Theatrical Properties--I Prepare a Play--Philip Begins to Prepare the Scenery--A New Friend 185 VII A Quarrel--Bobby is Willing--Exit Philip 194 VIII I Hear from Philip--A New Part Wanted--I Lose My Temper--We All Lose Our Tempers 202 IX Self-Reproach--Family Discomfort--Out on the Marsh--Victory 210 OUR FIELD 235 MADAM LIBERALITY. PART I 257 PART II 294   

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