Christabel Hope; Or, the Beginnings of Life

Christabel Hope; Or, the Beginnings of Life

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...from a garment generously torn in shreds by Mrs. MacIan, the landlady. Bell could not but admire the surgeon's neatness; as dainty in the preparation of the bandage in this miserable place as in a great, quiet hospital. Mrs. Baker's big bruise and divers little bruises were attended to; the poor waiting-maid was pronounced, for the present, hopeless. Much rest might meet her case. Then came Mlanie's turn, and she was found to have a shoulder-blade broken. She was not very firm nor patient about the binding up of her wounds, but the business was over at last; and then came a messenger to say that carriages had come from Ballachulish for the sufferers. Christabel and the stranger were removed from the room after the rest. The former witnessed a little scene which moved her much. The poor lady, in pitiful moans, was saying, --"All alone, all alone! I have no one to help me. I am quite deserted." Then she saw Bell, stooping down, impress a kiss on the slender and well-formed hand which lay on the gaudy coverlid, and heard her say, in a tone, oh, how soft and deep and quivering!--"Dear lady, you are not alone, if love and admiration can make me of any service." CHAPTER XIII. FAITHFUL STILL. ' Dort erblick 'ich schone Hugel Ewig jung und ewig griin; Hatt 'ich Schwingen, hatt ich Flu gel, Nach den Hugel zog 'ich hin." Schiller, Sehnsucht. "SUCH good news for you, Chrissy!" cried Bell, coming into the cleanly little chamber in that most perfect of hotels at Ballachulish. Chrissy was a pleasant picture to look on; propped up by pillows, as yet not fully clad, but picturesque in short white skirts and a small red flannel jacket, she was looking excessively comfortable lying down beside her breakfast. A very late breakfast, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555333
  • 9781236555335