Christie's Old Organ
Christie is all alone in the world after his mother dies. He lives in a boarding house and every night creeps up the attic stairs to hear an old barrel organ play. One night while he is listening, the organ stops and Christie hears a thump. What has happened? What should Christie do?
First Page:CHRISTIE'S OLD ORGAN
"Home, Sweet Home"
O. F. WALTON
Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company
[Illustration: The Clergyman and Christie.]
CHRISTIE'S OLD ORGAN;
"HOME, SWEET HOME."
THE OLD ORGAN.
"Home, sweet home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home," played the unmusical notes of a barrel organ in the top room of a lodging house in a dreary back street. The words certainly did not seem to apply to that dismal abode; there were not many there who knew much of the sweets of home.
It was a very dark, uncomfortable place, and as the lodgers in the lower room turned over on their wretched beds, many of which were merely bare wooden benches, it may be that one and another gave a sigh as he thought how far he was from "Home, sweet home."
But the organ played on, though the hour was late, and the dip candle was put out, and the fire was dying away. If you had climbed the crooked staircase, you would have seen an old man sitting alone in his attic, and smiling at his organ as he turned it with a trembling hand... Continue reading book >>
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