The Abbey Chimes

The Abbey Chimes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...surprised at her words--" surely he has little to repent of." "Little--or much, he is happy now. Will you promise me that some day when I ask you a great favour, a great boon--nay do not interrupt me--you will grant it. It will be a time when you will suffer much; think then of what mine must be--has been--is, --will you promise this 1--for I must say no more now--to grant my request; you will say yes, and keep your word, I know, and that is the best and only comfort you can give me now." Mr. Elwood, astonished beyond measure at her words, readily answered, "yes"; she held both her hands and shook his, thanking him so warmly, that for a moment he wondered if trouble had turned her brain. The next he knew this could not be, when he saw her leaning lovingly over her son, smoothing back his curly hair, with her tender hand. He was awake now, and Mr. Elwood heard her say to him in her gentle voice, "Nearly dark, dear, and sleeping now, why you will lie awake all night." "I generally do, mother--thinking--" "Of what; tell me, my boy V "The end, mother," was his answer. He knew she felt it--doubted not that it was near. "It must come, however we may dread to think of it." "Yes," the mother answered, still turning back the curls with her loving hand--" Yes." "Poor Nelly," he said. "Poor mother," Mr. Elwood thought, going out softly from the next room, for strong man that he was, he could bear no more. "You will comfort her, mother, --how, I do not know; but who will comfort you f "God" only a word spoken so softly, but with such deep and trusting confidence, that he felt it could have no answer, and thought more

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