Elliott Malcolm's Chronicle

Elliott Malcolm's Chronicle

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...enough; but, of course, mother was there! But how came she there? Mrs. Leigh had written for her at once, it seems; and, through the doctor's influence, she had been allowed to come in to nurse me, provided she would help a little in the ward, which she was only too willing to do. The most curious thing was to see the doctor with the students going their rounds daily; but even that grew to appear natural and pleasant. They were very good to us all; so were the nurses, some of them very nice, and we lacked no good thing. I shall never again speak a word against this place. What would servants or those who cannot have home comforts or care, do, if there were no such institutions? When I was beginning to get better, I had some nice things sent from the house, and often a cheery little note from Miss Dora. In one she said, " Christina and Betsy are both away, so you will find new friends to make acquaintance with, when you come back." I'm sure I began to recover more quickly from that hour. Also, two or three times, either mother or the nurse brought me in a lovely bunch of flowers, and slipped among them was always a little card with a neatly printed text on it. I thought they were from Miss Moore, for she used to tell us of the Bible Flower Mission, which meant the sending of flowers with a text card attached, for patients in hospitals, and suchlike; but the nurse always smiled funnily as she handed them to me. At last one day I asked her, Who brought them? "Your brother, of course. He looks so happy you are better." I "Oh! I daresay," I answered, but only wondered who it could be, and feared they were intended for some other sick girl who had a brother. I do believe they were never intended for me at all....show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695467X
  • 9781236954671