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- DescriptionExcerpt from Pig Iron The news of Lee's surrender at Appomattox reached the little Massachusetts town of Mendon almost at the very hour of Sam Smith's birth. The baby's father, gray-featured and gray-bearded Theophilus Smith, who had given two sons to the Union cause, took his wife's hand in his as he knelt beside the bed, and gently patting it, told her the glad tidings in a voice that slightly trembled. James lies at Shiloh and Lawrence at Andersonville, but right has triumphed, my dear. The Union is to be preserved and our boys have t given their young lives in vain. God in His infinite goodness has seen fit in this hour of victory to send us ather son to take the place of one of those we've lost. Is it a boy, Thee? his wife asked weakly. Yes, Mary my dear, - a splendid boy. Mrs. Bell has him, - is giving him his first bath; she'll have him here directly. A fine boy, isn't he, Adam? he finished, addressing the doctor who had quitted the mother for a moment to inspect the child and was w reentering the room. A baby any woman might well be proud of, Mrs. Smith. I have to congratulate you on a beautiful son. Then he's to be 'Samuel, ' said the woman in the bed with a tender smile. My 'Samuel' and yours, too, Thee - for he was 'Asked of God.' Just as you like, Mary. You've made ather gallant fight and brought ather sturdy soul into the world. You deserve a fine son to look after you as the years come on, and you shall call him what you will. 'Samuel' is an hored name. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)Charles G Norris
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication27/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight635 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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