My Little Corner [By C.A. Walton]. by Mrs. O.F. Walton

My Little Corner [By C.A. Walton]. by Mrs. O.F. Walton

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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: ...tea. Then I put her on the bed, and left her alone for some time, for I knew it was better for her to be quiet. In the evening I went again, and thanked Mrs. Medd for making a friend of me. I begged her to write to her mother, but she could not make up her mind to do so. However, the next morning, she said, "Mrs. Grey, will you write if I tell you what to say? I'm too weak to do it myself." Of course I was very glad to do as she asked. It was only a short letter, but it made me cry as I read it over: "My Own Dear Mother, "I am very ill. I shall not live long. I am so unhappy; and I want to see you. Please come. I don't deserve it a bit. I was real bad to you; but I'm nearly broken-hearted for it. I know you will come to me. I am in great distress. Please pray for your unhappy child, "ellen Medd." This and the address was all; and with trembling hands she addressed it herself lest her mother should be too much frightened when she opened it. Oh! how anxiously did we await an answer. With what longing eyes did little Nan stand at the entrance of the alley, morning after morning, to watch for the postman, that she might bring "Granny's letter up real quick to mother." But the week passed by, and each day she had to come back slowly, emptyhanded. And each day Mrs. Medd was growing weaker and thinner, and it did not seem likely that she would last long. She had a fit of weeping every day at post-time, till at last she settled in her mind that her mother was dead, and that she had killed her. I tried to comfort her, for I did not give up all hope so long as the letter was not returned; but she would not be comforted. Sam and I joined together in prayer for her--it was all we could do; and the district...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910400
  • 9781236910400