Light on the Dark River, Or, Memorials of Mrs. Henrietta A.L. Hamlin, Missionary in Turkey

Light on the Dark River, Or, Memorials of Mrs. Henrietta A.L. Hamlin, Missionary in Turkey

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... to come and see her? But I was to give her notice of my coming, as she was preparing for the approaching annual meeting. So, sending her a line one morning, I went up at evening to Bebek in an araba. You and your sister seated me in the parlor, and took my bonnet; but said little Susan, ' Why did you come now? We have just eaten up all our dinner.' Then I understood that I was not expected that evening, and that my note had not reached its destination. Soon, however, your mamma made her appearance, and, by her cordial greeting, made me feel, not only that I was welcome, but that she was really gratified by my coming. She then slipped out, and soon after sent the little girl who said the dinner was all eaten up to call me to tea. I was surprised to see a table not only furnished with every necessary for a good dinner, but with a variety of luxuries for the tea-table. The servant-girl was sick, and all was prepared by her own hand, --the sweetmeats, tarts and cakes, of her own previous making. "Suffice it to say, I not only had a rich repast, but the most delightful social intercourse that evening and the following day. Nothing was said about the servants being sick, about the unexpectedness of my visit, or the weight of care and the variety of things demanding her attention; and I wondered how she could accomplish so much, and find so much time for the quiet enjoyment of a visit under such circumstances. "I love to remember her exemplary conduct in all the relations she sustained, and it is my prayer that you may be like her." "My Dear Mrs. Schauffler: I was very happy to receive your letter. For several months I had not seen a line from your pen, and I was wondering what great change could have come over Mrs. Schauffler, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639219
  • 9781236639219