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Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles

Mrs. Henry Wood

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. . .Thomas Ashley. 'Because he is poor, and looks to my weekly money, with that of others, to buy his flour,' was Thomas Ashley's answer. Well, when he owed several years' rent, the baker died, and the widow was going to move. Anthony Dare hastened to Thomas Ashley. 'Which day shall I levy a distress upon the goods?' asked he. 'Not at all,' replied Thomas Ashley. And he went to the widow, and told her the rent was forgiven, and the goods were her own, to take with her when she left. That is Thomas Ashley."

Jane bent her head in thought. "Is Mr. Lynn at home?" she asked. "I should like to speak to him."

"He has had his tea and gone back to the manufactory, but he will be home soon after eight. I will keep Jane till bedtime. She and Anna are happy over their puzzles."

"Patience, am I obliged to find that man in food?"

"That thee art. It is the law."

The noise made by Patience in going away, brought the man forth from the study, a c. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This Victorian novel really is a baggy monster, meandering around all over the place, with a lot of different stories which don't really fit together. Some parts are gripping, especially a courtroom drama in the third volume, but other sections drag, and there is a lot of sermonising. Really one for

I like Mrs Wood's sensation novels but this was one of her more domestic novels and a vehicle for her own somewhat simplistic philosophy of life (an unquestioning trust in God will overcome all obstacles and hard work will always be rewarded in the end). It is quite readable and the good solid God-f

Mrs Henry Wood ha scritto più di trenta romanzi, lungo un arco di tempo che ha coperto la seconda metà dell'ottocento: non c'era da aspettarsi che potessero essere tutti avvincenti come 'East Lynne', e di certo questo non lo era. Mrs Alliburton, i cui lutti e i cui problemi occupano gran parte delle