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The cricket on the hearth
Author - Charles Dickens

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The cricket on the hearth
 
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Number of Pages - 140
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Summary
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.
 
Publication Date
[n.d.]
 
Languages
English
 
Contributor
Boston Public Library - United States
 
Publisher
A. & F. Pears - United Kingdom
 

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