Published in 1886, this novel encompasses a small community wherein Veronica, having lost her own mother, is “adopted” by a neighbour, Gertrude, who has a son of her own. The son, Dietrich, is learning how to become a saddler as his father before him. Their life is filled with hard work, but also some contentment. From the mother they now share, and two other matronly neighbours, Dietrich and Veronica learn valuable lessons about life. As the years pass, Dietrich and Veronica encounter trouble due to the mischief of two peers, and Dietrich more so as he is often tempted to frequent, along with others, the new tavern nearby.
First Page:VERONICA And Other Friends
TWO STORIES FOR CHILDREN
BY THE AUTHOR OF "HEIDI"
TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF JOHANNA SPYRI, BY LOUISE BROOKS
BOSTON DE WOLFE, FISKE & CO. 361 AND 365 WASHINGTON STREET
Copyright 1886, BY LOUISE BROOKS. All Rights Reserved.
I. A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR
II. WITH FRESH COURAGE
III. NINE YEARS LATER
IV. ALL AT HOME
V. UPON UNSAFE PATHS
VI. LAME SABINA GIVES GOOD ADVICE
VII. A THUNDER CLAP
VIII. EACH ONE ACCORDING TO HIS KIND
IX. MOTHER GERTRUDE GIVES GOOD ADVICE
X. MAN PROPOSES, BUT GOD DISPOSES
XI. THE MOTTO PROVES TRUE
A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR.
It was early in the month of March. The dark blue vault of heaven lay over mountain and valley, swept free from clouds by the keen northern blast as it blew across the hills, swaying the big trees hither and thither as if they were bulrushes, and now and then tearing off huge branches which fell crashing to the ground... Continue reading book >>
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