Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
5e verb. dr.
Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4085
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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mily-affairs. They lived in perfeet cordiality,
and two children endeared them still the more to
each other. Perrin, one evening returning home-
ward from his work, saw 8) a chaise overturn-
ed, with two gentlemen in it. He ran to their
assistance, and offered them every accommodation
his small house could afford. • This spot," cricd
one of the gentlemen, » is very fatal to me. Ten
» years ago, I lost here twelve thousand livres."—
Perrin listened with attention. — • What search
» made you for them?" said he. — »It was not
» in my power," replied the stranger, » to make
» any search. I was hurrying to Port I'Orient to
> embark for the Indies, for the vessel was ready
» to s.nil."
Next morning, Perrin showed to his guest his
house, his garden, his cattle, and mentioned the
produce of his fields. » All these are your pro-
» perty," addressing the gentleman who had lost
the bag, » the money fell into my hands, I
» purchased this farm with it, the farm is yours.
» The vicar has an instrument which secures your
» property, though I had died without seeing
» you."— The stranger read the instrument with
emotion. He looked on Perrin , Lucetta , and
the children. » Where am I," cried he, » and
■what do I hear? What virtue in people so low?
Have you any other land but this farm?" —
» No," replied Perrin, » butyou will have occasion
» for a tenant, and I hope you will allow me to
» remain here."— » Your honesty deserves a bet-
> ter recompense," answered the stranger. » My
» success in trade has been great, and Ihavefor-
» got 9) my loss. You are well entitled to this
» little fortune: keep it as your own. What man
» in the world would have acted like Perrin?" —
Perrin and Lucetta shed tears of aflTection and joy.
» My dear children," said he, » kiss the hand of
» your benefactor. Lucetta, this farm now be-
»longs to us, and we can enjoy it without anx-