Hearst's International Volume 22

Hearst's International Volume 22

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...to eat before she goes to bed--the other children have gone already." Then she rang a hand-bell, and when the first lady came back she said, "Ask Sister Angela to come to me immediately." A few minutes later Sister Angela came into the room, and she was quite young, almost a girl, with such a sweet, sad face ' that I loved her instantly. "This is little Mary O'Neill. Take her to the refectory and give her whatever she wants, and don't leave her until she is quiet and comfortable." "Very well, Mother," said Sister Angela, and taking my hand she whispered, "Come Mary, you look tired." I rose to go with her, but at the same moment Father Dan rose too, and I heard him say he must lose no time in finding a hotel, for his bishop had given him only one day to remain in Rome, and he must catch an early train home the following morning. This fell on me like a thunderbolt. I hardly know what I had led myself to expect, but certainly the idea of being left alone in Rome had never once occurred to me. My little heart was fluttering, and dropping the Sister's hand I stepped back and took Father Dan's and said, "You are not going to leave your little Mary are you, Father?" After that Sister Angela led me, snifling a little still, to the refectory, which was a large, echoing room, with rows of plain deal tables and forms, ranged in front of a reading desk that had another and much larger picture of the Sacred Heart on the wall above it. Only one gas jet was burning, and I sat under it to eat my supper, and after I had taken a basin of soup I felt-more comforted. Then Sister Angela lit a lamp and taking r my hand she led me up a stone staircase to the dormitory, ...
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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 894g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963199
  • 9781236963192