Paul Haddon, by the Author of 'Somebody and Nobody'

Paul Haddon, by the Author of 'Somebody and Nobody'

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...and hurry over a short sermon, they prayed God to let them have their young pastor back again. Indeed, it was a PATIENT WATCHING REWARDED. 141 general prayer, for the stranger gave out, "Your prayers are desired for Mr. Haddon, who is dangerously ill." Captain Lee has returned. Mr. Hardcastle's letter hastened him home. Paul was as dear to him as his own son; and it is he who now sits by the bedside watching patiently. It is night--dark and stormy; such an one as must make the most ungrateful heart thankful for a home to shield them from the " wintry blast." Ah! it is on such nights that our hearts, however hard they may be, must go out to "poor humanity"--the outcast, friendless wanderers in our land. God help them. Paul is sleeping. Although outside the storm beats wildly, yet within there is stillness--no sound breaks the quietude of that silent chamber, save the low moaning of the wind driving round the corners of the cottage. A dim light is burning on the table by which Captain Lee sits, trying to read but cannot. Paul's fall had come upon him like a thunder-bolt, filling his old heart with grief that could not be uttered. But his love altered not. The face of the sleeper is the picture of death. He moves, and presently the large eyes are fixed in a vacant stare on the patient watcher; but they soon close again, and he sleeps on until the village clock strikes the midnight hour. He wakes. "Paul, my boy, do you know me?" says the old familiar voice. "Captain Lee!" in almost a shriek, starting up in the bed. "What has happened that you are here?" "Hush! Lie down. Do not excite yourself. You have been very ill, and so I came home to watch by you." "Oh," he said...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549856
  • 9781236549853