Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

Home | Order | Support | About | Contact | Search

Share page  

Previous Contents Next

for the old man, of a well filled to­bacco-box, on the lid of which was represented a ship in a storm, with the motto, " Such is Life." Lewis chose a book for the eldest boy, who had learned to read pretty well at the National School; and Mrs. Ashton did not doubt, but the frock which she had madefor little Charley, would give pleasure to the fond mo­ther as well as to the child.
The old seaman was sitting at the low door, when his friends approach­ed, busily engaged in cutting a small vessel from a block of wood, while his little grandsons intently watched the progress of the work.
He rose on perceiving his visitors, uttering an exclamation of surprise and pleasure; and then asked, if they
Previous Contents Next