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Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker In Three Volumes. Vol. I.   By: (1812-1882)

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JOSEPH IN THE SNOW,

AND

THE CLOCKMAKER.

BY AUERBACH.

TRANSLATED BY LADY WALLACE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON: SAUNDERS, OTLEY, AND CO., 66, BROOK STREET, HANOVER SQUARE. 1861.

LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET, AND CHARING CROSS.

JOSEPH IN THE SNOW.

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

Epitaph

CHAPTER I.

Is it not yet Morning?

CHAPTER II.

A Duet interrupted, and resumed

CHAPTER III.

A fierce Family

CHAPTER IV.

Martina's return Home

CHAPTER V.

A Day of Trouble

CHAPTER VI.

How a village Pastor was summoned to Court

CHAPTER VII.

The Home of Schilder David

CHAPTER VIII.

Warm and snug in the Parsonage

CHAPTER IX.

Betrothal and Flight

CHAPTER X.

A Father in search of his Son

CHAPTER XI.

The Village Church deserted

CHAPTER XII.

Where is Joseph?

CHAPTER XIII.

A Troop of Hobgoblins

CHAPTER XIV.

Lost in the Forest

CHAPTER XV.

A Child seeking his Father

CHAPTER XVI.

Asleep and awake again in the Forest Mill

CHAPTER XVII.

A great Event in a small House

CHAPTER XVIII.

For the sake of the Child

CHAPTER XIX.

A Voice at Midnight

CHAPTER XX.

Daylight

EPITAPH.

"Here lies a little child, lost in the forest deeps. At midnight from the slumbering fold he strayed; But the lost lamb was found by One who never sleeps, And to his everlasting Father's fold conveyed."

These lines are written on a small cross, in the churchyard of the village where the scene of the following simple story is laid. This mournful inscription would have been applicable once more, if a merciful Providence had not watched over Joseph. He retained however through life the appellation of "Joseph in the Snow," for being lost in the storm was the cause of his eventual good fortune, and of his rescue from destitution and misery.

JOSEPH IN THE SNOW.

CHAPTER I. IS IT NOT YET MORNING?

"Mother, is it morning yet?" asked the child, sitting up in bed.

"No, not nearly why do you ask? Lie still, and go to sleep."

The child was quiet for a short time, but then repeated in a low voice:

"Mother, is it morning yet?"

"What is the matter, Joseph? do be quiet don't disturb me, and go to sleep. Say your prayers again, and then you will fall asleep."

The mother repeated the child's night prayers along with him, and then said, "Now, good night, Joseph."

The boy was silent for a while; but on hearing his mother turn in bed, he called to her in a whisper, "Mother!"

No answer.

"Mother! mother! mother!"

"What is it? what do you want?"

"Mother, is it not daylight yet?"

"You are a naughty child; very naughty; why do you persist in disturbing my night's rest? I am weary enough, for I have been three times in the forest to day... Continue reading book >>


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