The Gentle Boy

The Gentle Boy

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Format: Kindle Edition

Published: August 24 2019

The boy had bushed his wailing at once, and turned his face upward to the stranger. It was a pale, bright-eyed countenance, certainly not more than six years old, but sorrow, fear, and want, had destroyed much of its infantile expression. The Puritan, seeing the boy's frightened gaze, and feeling that he trembled under his hand, endeavored to reassure him.