In the Face of the World

In the Face of the World

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...all those dreadful things the woman had said. ' For her own sake, you should have said a word in season. She might not have heeded it, she was not likely to heed it; but it would not have been lost. It would have sprung up some day. It would have borne fruit in its time--in God's time.' Tristram shook his head. ' You should have been here, ' he said gloomily--' you should have been here.' It was all very well for Jayne to talk about saying words in season! he would have found it hard to say a seasonable word to Mrs. Lowry Lomax, to know exactly what to say. Perhaps, after all, Tristram had said the right thing, and he had not gone out of his way to say it. It was no good wasting all the morning here; he had to get up and go about his work, with the recollection of that lost ten thousand pounds hanging like a millstone round his neck. He had to go to the home first and tell the Sisters what he had done. They would be drawing upon that cheque already. There was no knowing what demands the little Sister had not already made upon it. Tristram shrank from telling her more than from all the rest. He knew how she had counted upon it. It didn't represent principle to her; it represented beef-tea and wine and everything those poor patients of hers needed. He didn't know how he should tell her. It was a relief to him when he reached the home to find everybody out but Sister Winiver. ' She was not so diflicult to, tell as the little Sister. ' I think you have done right, ' she said, when he had told her what he had done. 'I don't think you could have used the money in--in mission work. You could not expect a blessing with it.' ' No, ' he said, ' no;...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893492
  • 9781236893499