Mrs. Solomon Smith Looking on

Mrs. Solomon Smith Looking on

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...day, slipped into our places in the household, and did not as much as mention to each other the idea of going home. " You are so good," would the poor mother say to Laura, as she came quietly to her side with a message from some caller requiring attention; "you are so good to see all th8.') people and dispose of them. I cannot meet them, not one of them. Only think under what circumstances I expected to meet them all--when they came to congratulate my darling--and now she is--" and the voice would falter and drop into sobs. Laura was good. I have rarely seen a girl of nineteen show so much tact and wisdom and quiet tenderness. Mrs. Solomon Smith was a perfect tower of strength. Every one, from the doctor down, deferred to her. She was really the very perfection of a nurse--quiet, calm, cheerful, quick of movement, catching at a flash the meaning of the patient, and the direction of the doctor; firm as a granite boulder when the question at issue was recognized as important, yielding to the last degree when it was only a difference of opinion. The doctor even took time to com pliment her one morning as he waited in the hall for admission. "You have a remarkable nurse in there. She has a faculty which not one nurse in a hundred possesses--that of being able to do as she is told. I have often observed that people who can do as they are told, are the only ones capable of telling others." It was true. Mrs. Smith differed' from him quite often. Her notions, some of them, were old-fashioned, and his were new. I could see it in her eyes that she did not quite approve; nevertheless, she swerved not one hair's breadth from his directions; she recognized his respon sibility, and his right to...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882903
  • 9781236882905