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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...schoolmaster sitting dejectedly in the low, dark cabin of the boat, and was somewhat hurt that he should accept Sister Bena's gift so indifferently. "Of course, it is a little thing," Hugh said warmly, "but Sister Bena is a good woman, and she thinks well of you." "Do you, also, think well of me, Hugh?" The wistful tone and the searching eyes, whose full gaze he never remembered to have met before, puzzled the young man. "I have no reason to think otherwise, Brother." "But if there were a reason, would you believe me a guilty man because the others did?" The tone was low and shaken, and Hugh felt that he must answer this strange question with absolute truth. "You have not been the same as the others to me, Brother Laurence," he said slowly. "It would take much to make me think you a guilty man, no matter what others thought." "The young are harsh and quick in their judgments; they do not understand how intricately the good and the evil are mixed in human character. You spoke of your father once; perhaps he was not as bad as you think. He might have acted from high motives." He looked wistfully at Hugh, who answered hotly: "He could have had no higher motive than the care of the wife and child God gave him." Brother Laurence bowed his head humbly, and sat silent. Hugh began to feel that the interview was ended. When he arose Brother Laurence arose also. "God keep you, Brother!" he said stiffly to Hugh, who went back to the deck of the boat now moving slowly from the bank, and, in the pride of his youthful strength, leaped lightly across the yellow flood to the shore. A week or two after the departure of the schoolmaster, Sister Drusia, Sister Lanie, ...
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