The Daisy Chain; A Family Chronicle Volume 2

The Daisy Chain; A Family Chronicle Volume 2

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...for this which seemed the most present sorrow, but the flow of tears was so gentle, that Ethel trusted that they were a relief. Ethel herself seemed only able to watch her, and to fear for her father, not to be able to think for herself. The front door opened, and they heard Dr. May's step hesitating in the hall, as if he could not bear to come in. " Go to him!" cried Margaret, wiping off her tears. Ethel stood a moment in the door-way, then sprang to him, and was clasped in his arms. "You know it?" he whispered. "Dr. Spencer told us. Did not you meet him?" "No. I read it at Bramshaw's office. How--" He could not say the words, but he looked towards the room, and wrung the hand he held. "Quiet. Like herself. Come." He threw one arm round Ethel, and laid his hand on her head, "How much there is to be thankful for!" he said, then advancing, he hung over Margaret, calling her his own poor darling. "Papa, you must forgive me. You said, sending him to sea was giving him up." "Did 1. Well, Margaret, he did his duty. That is all we have to live for. Our yellow-haired laddie made a gallant sailor, and--" Tears choked his utterance--Margaret gently stroked his band. "It falls hard on you, my poor girl," he said. "No, papa," said Margaret, "I am content and thankful. He is spared pain and perplexity." "You are right, I believe," said Dr. May. "He would have been grieved not to find you better." "I ought to grieve for my own selfishness," said Margaret. "I cannot help it! I cannot be sorry the link is unbroken, and that he had not to turn to anyone else...".show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941845
  • 9781236941848