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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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NATIONAL SCHOOL.           123
about the weather; and you see he was right this morning : he knows a great deal about it, as most people do who have to get their living in the open air. He is a fisherman now; for he is too old and infirm to make long voyages, though he was a brave sailor once, and has been out in many a terrible storm. His poor son was lost at sea, and now he takes care of the widow and her two little chil­dren : but here we are at the school."
Lewis and Helen followed Mr. Ashton into a large room, in which many boys were occupied : they were seated in rows, one behind the other, and were employed in writing on slates the words which the monitors, from time to time, dictated.
Lewis's father had brought some
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