Ermyn; Or, the Child of St. Elvis

Ermyn; Or, the Child of St. Elvis

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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: ...more than conquerors through Him that loved us.'" The aged man clasped his hands together and looked upwards, lost in the contemplation those holy words had awakened, and Lettice went to her work, and there was music in her heart all the day long. It was a grief to Ermyn that she could not be more at the cottage, but she needed Mrs. Llewellyn's counsel and advice about her delicate work, and the light was better for it in larger rooms; so she used to set out as early as possible and not return until dusk, when she would bring back with her a merry brightness that was like sunshine in the old home. Lettice fondly hoped her father would struggle through the winter and revive in the warm spring time; but as the H days lengthened she saw with grief that his "strength was but labour and sorrow." He sat less frequently in his chair, though sometimes she could persuade him to have it placed just outside the door in the sunshine, where he could feel the fresh breezes come up from the sea, and watch the sailors among their boats. He seemed to enjoy it at the time, but gradually this was too much for him, and he would lie down again on his bed dreamy and quiet for hours, and soon grew too weak to leave it at all. One afternoon Lettice watched a tear slowly course down his weather-beaten cheek, and she rose softly to smooth back the long white locks from his noble forehead, saying tenderly: "What is it, father? Are you in pain?" "No, my lass, no," he answered, as a sweet smile broke over his face like a glory; "the pain is all gone now, but the boat is ready, very nearly ready, Lettie, my girl." Lettice thought he was wandering, and said: "Do you want to go out in your boat, father?" "I am sailing...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557506
  • 9781236557506