An Ill-Regulated Mind; A Novel

An Ill-Regulated Mind; A Novel

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...say no. And I was afraid he---" she paused, her lip quivering. Then the mother cast herself on the ground, weeping violently. " Mother, mother, don't! you frighten me," said Eleanor.. " It's my weakness as does it," sobbed Mrs. Grey; "I can't control my feelings like I used. I've suffered many a time and never shed one drop. But now, Nell--oh my!--it makes me turn faint and giddy-like, so weak as I am." " O mother, dear mother, don't cry so! I am fond of you. I will write to Lewis. I will tell him everything. He will let me come. He is never unkind to any one. He likes me to be fond of you. He has said so often. And he always lets me do what I like. Even if he was cross, he wouldn't be surprised if I said I must, must go. Just for a little while--till you are better, inotherl" "I shan't never be better, Nell," said Mrs. Grey, meaningly, as Eleanor bent over her. " Thank you, my dear, your sweet hand does me a world of good. It would soothe my dying pillow, Nell, as nothing else never could." " Did you go to see the doctor yesterday, mother dear?" ' " Yes, Nell, to please you I did, as you d given me the money." " And what did he say? What doctor was it, mother? " " Dr. Jones at Rothley, my dear." " Dr. Smith, you mean," said simple Eleanor. "I mean Dr. Smith. I've a poor memory for names since I've been ill. He said worse, Nell, than them other doctors said. ' Mrs. Johnson, ' he says, ' I always tell the truth, I do. It's no good trying to hide it. You are dying, Mrs. Johnson. If you have a month to live, it's more than I...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935365
  • 9781236935366