Money in the Chimney
or, The Little Gentleman
In this story we see the world through the eyes of Gracie, the laughingstock of all the children in Jubilee Terrace. Her ill-tempered manner and her scolding voice are her only weapons of defense. One day as Gracie creeps upstairs to check on her sick grandmother, she opens the door and is astonished at the scene before her!
But she has not a single friend to talk to until one day a stranger brings a glimmer of light into her darkened world. He introduces her to the one perfect Friend who never fails anyone! From that moment on, Gracie’s life is forever changed.
As Mark Hamby writes of this story, “May we strive together to step out of our own self-centered lives and take notice of someone – perhaps a neighbor we pass by each day – with whom we can share a smile, or meet a hidden need.”
Table of Contents
- Grace Makes a Friend
- Grace at Home
- Mrs. Berryman’s Hoard
- Going to Sunday School
- Mrs. Brown’s Invitation
- Going Out to Tea
- Locked In
- Good Friday Evening
- Anticipating the Bank Holiday
- An Eventful Day
- The Fire
“I got this book because of the intriguing title, only later did I realize I shared a name with the books main character! Trust me, this never happens! Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a beautiful story of redemption and what God can do in somebody’s life when they turn to Him. And that the world will see us by His love to those around us.” — Gracie O’Connor, Hugo, Minnesota
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.