TAILIEUCHUNG - Stories About Children Every Child Can Read CHARLES DICKENS C5

Stories About Children Every Child Can Read CHARLES DICKENS The Toy-Maker and His Blind Daughter Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | Stories About Children Every Child Can Read CHARLES DICKENS The Toy-Maker and His Blind Daughter CALEB PLUMMER and his blind daughter lived alone in a little cracked nutshell of a house. They were toy-makers and their house which was so small that it might have been knocked to pieces with a hammer and carried away in a cart was stuck like a toadstool on to the premises of Messrs. Gruff Tackleton the toy merchants for whom they worked--the latter of whom was himself both Gruff and Tackleton in one. I am saying that Caleb and his blind daughter lived here. I should say Caleb did while his daughter lived in an enchanted palace which her father s love had created for her. She did not know that the ceilings were cracked the plaster tumbling down and the woodwork rotten that everything was old and ugly and poverty-stricken about her and that her father was a gray-haired stooping old man and the master for whom they worked a hard and brutal taskmaster oh dear no she fancied a pretty cosy compact little home full of tokens of a kind master s care a smart brisk gallant-looking father and a handsome and noblelooking toy merchant who was an angel of goodness. This was all Caleb s doing. When his blind daughter was a baby he had determined in his great love and pity for her that her loss of sight should be turned into a blessing and her life as happy as he could make it. And she was happy everything about her she saw with her father s eyes in the rainbowcolored light with which it was his care and pleasure to invest it. Caleb and his daughter were at work together in their usual working-room which served them for their ordinary living-room as well and a strange place it was. There were houses in it finished and unfinished for dolls of all stations in life. Tenement houses for dolls of moderate means kitchens and single apartments for dolls of the lower classes capital town residences for dolls of high estate. Some of these establishments were already furnished with a view to .

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