Mosaics; A Medley of Excerpts from Various Sources Historical and Biographical, Descriptive, and Narrative, Practical, Statistical, Humorous, Moral and Miscellaneous, Religious, Poetical

Mosaics; A Medley of Excerpts from Various Sources Historical and Biographical, Descriptive, and Narrative, Practical, Statistical, Humorous, Moral and Miscellaneous, Religious, Poetical

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...but he did not mention this to the sick man. He gave him a potion to make him sleep, and for the time being left him to the care of his young wife, who nursed her husband as tenderly as if he was a child, and not a full-grown man. A week or so after the first call the physician visited the Frenchman's little house in the evening. It was late in the fall, and the cool nights had caused the wife to build a cheerful wood-fire in the open fire-place in the main room in the house. The Frenchman was found sitting in a large easy-chair in front of the fire. His countenance had upon it an unusually sad expression. He playfully called his wife Maria to him, as he chatted with the physician, and even made her sit upon his lap, although such an exertion made him tremble like a leaf. After an hour's chat upon many matters, during which the Frenchman never appeared mentally clearer, or more to an advantage, he suddenly checked the talk by saying, "My time has come. Will you please help me to the bed?" The physician hastened to his aid, and gently led the man to the bed. The dying man placed himself squarely upon it, looking straight before him as he called his wife to him. "Good-by, doctor; I shall be off in a moment," said he, in a strong, clear voice, as he took his little wife in his arras. "Poor little Maria!" added he, in a cheerful voice, "I do believe you are crying. You are young and pretty. You will find some one to care for you when your old man is gone." Here he took his wife's face between his two trembling hands and kissed hfcr repeatedly. Then he murmured "adieu," and quickly "era revoir," as he gave her a final kiss. At once he became rigid, and exclaimed, in a loud voice, "Stand...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526198
  • 9781236526199