The Mountain-Daisy

The Mountain-Daisy

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...who would be ever present to guide and shield them. Yet an indefinable sadness weighed upon the mother's heart, and she could not help saying,"Do take care of your health, Elliott: " an injunction received, as such injunctions usually are by healthy young men of twenty, --as something supremely unnecessary, if not ridiculous. "Do I look very feeble, as if I needed to be cosseted? I believe, if I keep on, I shall get up to Uncle Timothy, who told me to-day he weighed two hundred and fiftyone!" And he gayly gave, his mother a good-night kiss, and, lighting his lamp, went to his room. The door into Fanny's room stood open, and, as he passed, he could not help stepping in. So, shading his lamp with his hand, he softly entered and stood beside her bed. Deep slumber lay on the closed eyelids, and the quiet breathing told of the deep, dreamless sleep of childhood. How sweet she looked to the loving brother's eye as she lay there, --one hand under her rosy cheek, the curls escaping from her little cap and clustering round her fair forehead, and the lips half unclosed. "Dear child! God bless thee and keep thee from all evil." And with tearful eyes he stooped to put a light kiss on that peaceful brow! His mother entered as he was about to leave the room. "You here?" she exclaimed. Then, looking sadly into his face, she said, --"I sometimes think you almost worship Fanny. It pains me to see you dote so on her. Something, I am afraid, will happen. She will be taken from us if we make an idol of her!" "Do not be alarmed, mother. "We are all in God's hands, and he will do exactly right, and take us all just at the best time. It is not wise to forebode sorrow: it is sweet indeed to have such a darling...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629744
  • 9781236629746