The Bertram Family Volume 1

The Bertram Family Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ..." either to struggle upwards or to see beyond. I think she is absolutely upheld by a mighty arm, and I think she is looking steadily in through an open door." "What can you or I know, Monica," he said, "of what mother feels? I hope I am learning, at least, to understand that I, who fancied I had 'something to draw with' from any depths, have nothing to draw with, in my own heart or any one else's. Oh, Monica, ' nothing to draw with; and the well is deep.'" I said I thought that was much to leam, for any of us. But he would not say any more to me. To Eustace I had scarcely thought of speaking. I was afraid the doubts which seemed so often in his mind must trouble him especially now. But yesterday he spoke to me. It was Monday afternoon, and I was below, in the Long Room, looking out of the window at the barges going up the river and the ships going down to the sea, and thinking of something father had said to me on our last Monday afternoon's walk together. It is only three weeks since he and mother had that delightful country walk together, which he wrote a few lines to me about. It was something about not living inland spiritually, I think it was in these words: --" Remember it is shipwreck we have been saved from. Keep near the coast, my child, always. Let us keep in sight of the wreck, and the rescue, and there we shall be able to help best. For the storms and shipwrecks have not ceased." As I was thinking of his words, I felt a hand on my shoulder, laid there gently, as his might have been. It was Eustace. " Poor dear Monica! No one can miss this afternoon more than you." " But I shall never lose those afternoons!" I said. " The words come back to me, again and again. The past is just what we can never lose." " But oh, Monica! If we have lost...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677188
  • 9781236677181