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Title: Tales from Many Sources
Vol. V

Author: Various

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Language: English

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Tales

From Many Sources

Vol. V.


New York

Dodd Mead & Company

1886

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

LOB LIE-BY-THE-FIRE. BY JULIANA H. EWING. 1

WILD JACK. FROM TEMPLE BAR. 87

VIRGINIA. BY MRS. FORRESTER. 145

MR. JOSIAH SMITH'S BALLOON VOYAGE. FROM BELGRAVIA. 172

NUMBER 7639. BY MARY FRANCES PEARD. 137

GONERIL. BY A. MARY F. ROBINSON. 239

OUT OF SEASON. FROM TEMPLE BAR. 266




LOB LIE-BY-THE-FIRE

INTRODUCTORY.


Lob Lie-By-The-Fire--the Lubber-fiend, as Milton calls him--is a rough
kind of Brownie or House Elf, supposed to haunt some north-country
homesteads, where he does the work of the farm labourers, for no grander
wages than

"--to earn his cream bowl duly set."

Not that he is insensible of the pleasures of rest, for

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