A Dream of Millions; And Other Tales

A Dream of Millions; And Other Tales

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...the concer n that decorum exacted under the circumstances had been testified by him: he was constantly in the sick-room. But the solemn confidence, the final understanding, the supreme valediction that might be looked for from two human beings who had passed almost a lifetime together, had never been uttered. Now it became clear to him that they were not to be separated thus. The opportunity for a last word had come, and she clutched at it with almost frenzied eagerness. The expression on her face he could not misread--she was determined to say what she had to say. She felt confident that death would afford her this grace--consent to hold aloof a little while. ' "ohn," she began, gathering fire and force with every word, all the pent-up indignation of years poured forth at the last, "I have had something to say to you for years past. Now I must speak, or not at all." "You ought not to agitate yourself, Bessie," he said nervously; "it will do you harm." "Harm!" she reiterated with a gesture of contempt. "You speak of harm to a dying woman! But do not interrupt me. My time is short, ohn, I am not afraid to die. I have never been what is called a religious woman. I was never so tender-hearted to the poor and afflicted as I see now that I ought to have been. But I have done my duty. As a wife, 'as a woman, I have acted uprightly. When the same moment comes to you, when the door stands open before you, as it does to me, between life and death, and you know you must go the dark way, can you say even so much for yourself?" She leaned forward, not looking exactly at him, he could have borne that better, but peering as if into futurity, seeing, so he seemed to...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690477X
  • 9781236904775