His First and Last Appearance

Read by Maria Therese

(4.5 stars; 10 reviews)

The scene of the story is laid partly in Milwaukee, partly in New York. It describes the trials of the orphaned Lachance children. The boy hero is of a loving and lovable disposition and wins the hearts of all. The author has combined pathetic incidents with religious consolations, and gives zest to the whole by diffusing his genial humor throughout.

From the author of Tom Playfair, Percy Wynn, But Thy Love and thy Grace, and many more. (Summary from Dominicana Magazine, 1900) (4 hr 34 min)


01 - Showing How Philip Lachance Sing a Song, How He is Rewarded, and How Polic… 19:11 Read by Maria Therese
02 - Showing How Philip and Mr. Dunne, Becoming Friends, Pass an Agreeable Half… 12:49 Read by Maria Therese
03 - In Which the Reader, Going Back to the Month of November, and the City of … 17:01 Read by Maria Therese
04 - In Which Isobel Lachance Finds and Loses Her Vocation 8:42 Read by Maria Therese
05 - In Which Mrs. Lachance Gives Isobel a Strange Order, and Dies 8:00 Read by Maria Therese
06 - In Which Isobel Announces Her Resolution, and Professor Himmelstein Create… 21:51 Read by Maria Therese
07 - In Which the Lachances Make Their Farewells and Go to Milwaukee 6:19 Read by Maria Therese
08 - In Which Philip Tells Isobel About Mr. Dunne, and, Finding a Dollar in His… 7:56 Read by Maria Therese
09 - The Concert, the Face at the Window, and the Mystery of the Overcoats 22:54 Read by Maria Therese
10 - Isobel's Hour of Desolation 4:58 Read by Maria Therese
11 - A Morning Walk with Surprising Results, Which, As the reader Shall Present… 16:31 Read by Maria Therese
12 - In Which Some Very Pleasant Characters Make Their Appearance, and the Day,… 17:33 Read by Maria Therese
13 - Farewell to Milwaukee! The 'Anarchist' Again Attracts Attention 6:57 Read by Maria Therese
14 - Philip Meets an Old Friend, and Gets a Surprise Which Literally Takes Away… 11:56 Read by Maria Therese
15 - In Which Professor Himmelstein Gives an Account of Himself and Restores Ph… 14:10 Read by Maria Therese
16 - In Which Marion Philippo is Prepared to Astound a Most Cultured Milkwaukee… 8:21 Read by Maria Therese
17 - An Old Friend Appears on the Scene Again, and the Audience is Treated to i… 11:20 Read by Maria Therese
18 - In Which the Audience is Surprised Beyond the Wildest Dreams of Professor … 12:44 Read by Maria Therese
19 - A Chapter of Recognitian and Surprises, Philip Decides to Remain in Milwau… 18:45 Read by Maria Therese
20 - In Which There is a Joyful Homecoming, and Mr. Hammond, Obeying His Grandc… 20:35 Read by Maria Therese
21 - Isobel Hears the Angels Calling 6:11 Read by Maria Therese


(4.5 stars)

There is a goodness imparted by a loving God which must be played out in our lives if life is to be anything but rude, obscene , and self-seeking. There is a better way to live than by bullying the gentle, the virtuous, and using foul language to express every thought. The new generations in America would do well to seek what the older generations knew. Hostility and meanness seems the order of the day. This book is wonderful

(2 stars)

While many ages ago this might have been a really great story. It simply issues forth as another attempt to brain wash another generation of the gullible ł!!!

(5 stars)

A sweet story.. and well read. Definitely worth listening to