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Davey was standing over her. The candle had got so low she could hardly see what he was in my arms, and she was very heavy. I cleaned the rooms, went shopping, etc. There was always
"How could I lose it?" I asked in surprise.
"You can tell him that I sent you to buy some food.
Suddenly a big boy ran against you and the money fell out of your hand and you could not find
it. That will be very easy to say, Jimmy, dear, please, say it to у our father!"
"But he'll give me a good beating1 for it!" "Oh, no, he won't! I shall not let him beat you, you
may be sure! Here is a penny for you, go and buy some sweets with it!"
So I went off and spent my penny on sweets.
When I came back and opened the door, my father was at home waiting for me with his waist-
belt in his hand. I wanted to run out of the room, but he caught me by the ear.
"Stop a minute, young man!" he said.
"What have you done with the money?"
"I lost it, Father," said I in fear and looked at my stepmother.
"Oh, you lost it! Where did you lose it?"
"In the street, Father. Ask Mrs Burke, she knows!"
I told him what my stepmother had asked me to tell him. I was not much surprised that he did not
believe my story.
But my stepmother's words surprised me very much. "Yes, he told me the same thing," she said, "but he is a liar! He has spent your money on sweets.
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