Title: The cricket on the hearth
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Abstract: John Peerybingle, a carrier, lives with his wife Dot, their baby, their nanny Tilly Slowboy, and a mysterious old stranger with a long white beard. A cricket constantly chirps on the hearth and acts as a guardian angel to the family. The life of the Peerybingles frequently intersects with that of Caleb Plummer, a poor toymaker employed by the miser Mr. Tackleton. Caleb has a blind daughter Bertha, and a son Edward, who traveled to South America and was thought dead. The miser Tackleton is now on the eve of marrying Edward's sweetheart, May, but she does not love Tackleton. In the end, the mysterious lodger's secret is revealed and the story ends happily.
Publisher: A. & F. Pears
Published in: United Kingdom
Contributed by: Boston Public Library
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