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A Smile Within a Tear: And Other Fairy Stories (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from A Smile Within a Tear: And Other Fairy StoriesTommy had only one leg. He was nine years old, and it was four years since a large cart had driven over his leg whilst he was playing in the street. Then it was so badly hurt that it had to be cut off. It seemed to him now that it had happened a long time ago.He did not miss it very much, except when he came out of school and saw the other boys jump up on a low wall and run along the top till they came to a he came out of school and saw the other boys jump up on a low wall and run along the top till they came to a lamp-post at the corner, and then swing themselves on to it, and slide down to the pavement again. Then he longed to do the same and couldn't.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more