Excerpt from The Favorite Story Book: Or Pleasing Sketches for Youth Near Mrs. Goodall's house lived an old man, who was called, by his neighbors, Grandfather Markley This old man was very poor. His children were all dead, and he was too Weak to do much work; so that he depended on the charity of his neighbors for food and shelter. Grandfather Markley lived in a small house, which Mrs. Goodall had procured for him. Almost every day, Mary and Martha would visit him, taking something nice for him to eat, or something to add to the comforts of his little home. 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.