By Albert Lewis Kanter, Jr., William B., William B. Jones

"A high-spirited story of a creative soldier who unwittingly serves his king

Beautifully illustrated, this vintage story will seize kid's curiosity and spark their mind's eye inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading."

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I could never have gained his consent to give this ball if I had not first persuaded him it would serve as a means to keep you at a distance; that if you saw the house thronged with guests, natural modesty would restrain you from pushing yourself forward. I think he begins to distrust his own firmness. He fears he will melt at the sight of you. He has been failing this last year and—" A sudden choke stopped her voice. I was at once both touched and alarmed; touched at the grief which showed her motives to be pure and good, and alarmed at the position in which I had thrust myself to the apparent detriment of these same laudable motives.

With a start both gentlemen turned; an accusing spirit stood before them. " broke from Hartley's lips. "This is no place for you! Go back! " "My place is where the name of Joseph Benson is uttered," she proudly answered, "whether the words be for good or evil. " "No one! " essayed Hartley, taking her hand with a weak attempt at soothing. "I was but saying—" But she turned from him with a gesture of repugnance, and taking a step toward the doctor, looked him entreatingly in the face. "You have not been expressing doubts of Mr.

Oh, Joe! can you doubt it? Has he not striven from the first to make father forget? Would he encourage you to come here tonight, furnish you with a disguise, and consent to act both as your champion and adviser, if he did not want to see you and father friends again? You don't understand Hartley; you never have. You would not have repelled his advances so long, if you had realized how truly he had forgiven every thing and forgotten it. Hartley has the pride of a person who has never done wrong himself.

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Brightboots by Albert Lewis Kanter, Jr., William B., William B. Jones
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