Boy Loves Stove – Father Sells Stove – Boy Goes Crazy!

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It is a sin; it is a theft; it is an infamy,” he said, slowly, his eyes fastened on the gilded feet of Hirschvogel.

“Oh, August, do not say such things of father!” sobbed his sister. “Whatever he does, we ought to think it right.”

August laughed aloud.

“Is it right that he should spend his money in drink? – that he should let orders lie unexecuted? – that he should do his work so ill that no one cares to employ him? – that he should live on grandfather’s charity, and then dare sell a thing that is ours every whit as much as it is his? To sell Hirschvogel! Oh, dear God! I would sooner sell my soul!”

Illustration:  "It Is A Sin" from the The Nurnberg Stove.  Louisa de la Rame.  Illustrated by Maria L. Kirk.  J. B. Lippincott Company: Philadelphia and London. 1916.

The Nurnberg Stove.

Louisa de la Rame.

Illustrated by Maria L. Kirk.

J. B. Lippincott Company: Philadelphia and London. 1916.

5 thoughts on “Boy Loves Stove – Father Sells Stove – Boy Goes Crazy!

    1. He loves the stove because it talks and takes care of his family. His father was a good for nothing drunk who sold the stove (definitely killed the golden goose – here the golden stove)!
      Elephant

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