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A Great Emergency and Other Tales   By: (1841-1885)

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A Great Emergency and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing is a collection of intriguing and heartwarming stories that captivate readers of all ages. Although the title of the book might not reflect the true essence of the stories within, it certainly doesn't diminish their charm and significance.

The compilation consists of various tales that explore a wide range of themes, including adventure, love, sacrifice, and morality. Ewing's storytelling prowess is evident in each narrative, as she effortlessly weaves together the lives of her characters, bringing them to life in vivid detail.

One of the standout stories in the collection is "The Great Emergency," which follows the journey of a young girl who finds herself in a dire situation. Ewing expertly builds suspense, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they root for the protagonist to overcome the obstacles in her path. The story acts as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, courage and determination can lead to unexpected triumphs.

Another notable tale is "A Soldier's Children," a poignant story that delves into the sacrifices and challenges faced by those left behind during times of war. Ewing crafts complex and relatable characters who evoke a range of emotions, allowing readers to empathize with their struggles. The story serves as a reminder of the resilience and strength exhibited by individuals in the face of unimaginable circumstances.

Ewing's writing style is wonderfully descriptive, evoking vivid imagery that transports readers into the world she creates. Her knack for character development is apparent throughout the book, as she breathes life into each individual, making their joys and sorrows feel palpable. Whether it's the mischievous child, the brave soldier, or the compassionate elder, Ewing crafts characters that resonate long after the story ends.

Furthermore, the book upholds strong moral values, subtly teaching lessons of kindness, compassion, and the importance of making virtuous choices. Ewing's stories serve as a moral compass for readers, gently nudging them towards empathy and understanding.

While some may argue that the title of the book fails to capture the true essence of the stories within, it is important not to judge a book solely by its cover. Julianna Horatia Gatty Ewing's A Great Emergency and Other Tales is a delightful collection that enthralls readers with its diverse stories and timeless messages. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and the enduring impact it can have on individuals of all ages.

First Page:

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.

I. Rupert's Lectures The Old Yellow Leather Book

II. Henrietta A Family Chronicle The School Mimic My First Fight

III. School Cricket Lemon Kali The Boys' Bridge An Unexpected Emergency

IV. A Doubtful Blessing A Family Failing Old Battles The Canal Carrier's Home

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

VI. S. Philip and S. James The Monkey Barge and the Dog War, Plague, and Fire The Dulness of Everyday Life

VII. We Resolve to Run Away Scruples Baby Cecil I Prepare I Run Away

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

IX. A Coasting Voyage Musk Island Linnet Flash Mr. Rowe an Old Tar The Dog Fancier at Home

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