In The Service Of The King And Other Stories

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OVER THE SEA CHAPTERS. I. The House Of Fortune. II. The Lapse Of Time. III. The Brotherly Hand. IV. The Invitation. V. On The Plantation. VI. The Discovery. VII. The Weaver's Home. VIII. The Ship In Port. IX. The Test. 'Your uncle...
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OVER THE SEA CHAPTERS. I. The House Of Fortune. II. The Lapse Of Time. III. The Brotherly Hand. IV. The Invitation. V. On The Plantation. VI. The Discovery. VII. The Weaver's Home. VIII. The Ship In Port. IX. The Test. 'Your uncle has returned to hold court in this room." OVER THE SEA CHAPTER I THE HOUSE OF FORTUNE Peter Lohman was a wealthy merchant who lived with his three sons in the city of Bremen, where he carried on a prosperous business. He was a good citizen, and it is not at all surprising that people wished him well and predicted that he would live to enjoy many years of happiness which his wealth and his children would afford him. Often as Mr. Lohman sat musing over his prosperity, he would say: "When my three boys are full grown, I will give Albert, the oldest, my business, for he is a born merchant. As for Andreas, he prefers to travel, so I will make a sea captain of him. With Erich—well, he is so quiet and shy, not at all like other boys of his age, I hardly know what to do with him. He had better live on the money which I will bequeath him. It will be sufficient to last him till his death. So all my boys will be provided for, and I need not worry over their future." Thus thought Mr. Lohman as he smilingly gazed with beaming eyes upon his possessions. We poor short-sighted people, however, have no right to count upon events which a single hour may change; how then, dare we count upon years of security; for without the divine will, nothing comes to pass. As has been said, however, Mr. Peter Lohman believed that neither he nor his children should ever want for anything in this world. When Albert had reached his eighteenth year, Andreas his sixteenth, and Erich his fifteenth, the solid and unshakeable house of...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217487757
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Pages: 46
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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OVER THE SEA CHAPTERS. I. The House Of Fortune. II. The Lapse Of Time. III. The Brotherly Hand. IV. The Invitation. V. On The Plantation. VI. The Discovery. VII. The Weaver's Home. VIII. The Ship In Port. IX. The Test. 'Your uncle has returned to hold court in this room." OVER THE SEA CHAPTER I THE HOUSE OF FORTUNE Peter Lohman was a wealthy merchant who lived with his three sons in the city of Bremen, where he carried on a prosperous business. He was a good citizen, and it is not at all surprising that people wished him well and predicted that he would live to enjoy many years of happiness which his wealth and his children would afford him. Often as Mr. Lohman sat musing over his prosperity, he would say: "When my three boys are full grown, I will give Albert, the oldest, my business, for he is a born merchant. As for Andreas, he prefers to travel, so I will make a sea captain of him. With Erichwell, he is so quiet and shy, not at all like other boys of his age, I hardly know what to do with him. He had better live on the money which I will bequeath him. It will be sufficient to last him till his death. So all my boys will be provided for, and I need not worry over their future." Thus thought Mr. Lohman as he smilingly gazed with beaming eyes upon his possessions. We poor short-sighted people, however, have no right to count upon events which a single hour may change; how then, dare we count upon years of security; for without the divine will, nothing comes to pass. As has been said, however, Mr. Peter Lohman believed that neither he nor his children should ever want for anything in this world. When Albert had reached his eighteenth year, Andreas his sixteenth, and Erich hisfifteenth, the solid and unshakeable house of...
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