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A Great Emergency and Other Tales by Ewing

A GREAT EMERGENCY AND OTHER TALES.

by

JULIANA HORATIA EWING

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, W.C. Brighton: 129, North Street. New York: E. & J. B. Young & Co. [Published under the direction of the General Literature Committee.]

DEDICATED TO

JOHN,

LORD BISHOP OF FREDERICTON,

AND TO HIS DEAR WIFE

MARGARET,

IN PLEASANT AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

NEW BRUNSWICK,

BY J.H.E.

CONTENTS.

A GREAT EMERGENCY.

I. Rupert's Lectures--The Old Yellow Leather Book

II. Henrietta--A Family Chronicle--The School Mimic--My First Fight

III. School Cricket--Lemon-Kali--The Boys' Bridge--An Unexpected Emergency

IV. A Doubtful Blessing--A Family Failing--Old Battles--The Canal-Carrier's Home

V. The Navy Captain--Seven Parrots in a Fuchsia Tree--The Harbour Lion and the Silver Chain--The Legless Giants--Down Below--Johnson's Wharf

VI. S. Philip and S. James--The Monkey-Barge and the Dog--War, Plague, and Fire--The Dulness of Everyday Life

VII. We Resolve to Run Away--Scruples--Baby Cecil--I Prepare--I Run Away

VIII. We Go on Board--The Pie--An Explosion-Mr. Rowe the Barge-Master--The _White Lion_--Two Letters--We Doubt Mr. Rowe's Good Faith

IX. A Coasting Voyage--Musk Island--Linnet Flash--Mr. Rowe an Old Tar--The Dog-Fancier at Home

X. Locks--We Think of Going on the Tramp--Pyebridge--We Set Sail

XI. Mr. Rowe on Barge-Women--The River--Nine Elms--A Mysterious Noise--Rough Quarters--A Cheap Supper--John's Berth--We Make Our Escape--Out into the World

XII. Emergencies and Policemen--Fenchurch Street Station--Third Class to Custom House--A Ship Forest

XIII. A Dirty Street--A Bad Boy--Shipping and Merchandise--We Stowaway on Board the 'Atalanta'--A Salt Tear

XIV. A Glow on the Horizon--A Fantastic Peal--What I Saw when the Roof Fell In

XV. Henrietta's Diary--A Great Emergency

XVI. Mr. Rowe on the Subject--Our Cousin--Weston Gets Into Print--The Harbour's Mouth--What Lies Beyond

A VERY ILL-TEMPERED FAMILY.

I. A Family Failing

II. Ill-Tempered People and Their Friends--Narrow Escapes--The Hatchet-Quarrel

III. Warnings--My Aunt Isobel--Mr. Rampant's Temper, and His Conscience

IV. Cases of Conscience--Ethics of Ill-Temper

V. Celestial Fire--I Choose a Text

VI. Theatrical Properties--I Prepare a Play--Philip Begins to Prepare the Scenery--A New Friend

VII. A Quarrel--Bobby is Willing--Exit Philip

VIII. I Hear from Philip--A New Part Wanted--I Lose My Temper--We All Lose Our Tempers


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