Percy Raydon; Or, Self-Conquest

Percy Raydon; Or, Self-Conquest

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...in a soothing tone. "But why cannot I go with you now?" said Mrs. Eaydon; "they dare not keep me away from my own son." "But aunt," said Charles, "suppose Philip is so ill that the doctors consider it necessary that he should be kept perfectly quiet, and not see any one, for fear the excitement should prove injurious to him." ' But I should not excite him," said Mrs. Eaydon. "Not willingly, I know," answered Charles; "but your very presence might do it, even if you were perfectly calm and collected." But Mrs. Eaydon would not be convinced, and it was not until Charles had assured her again and again that she should be fetched if the doctors would allow her to see Philip, that she suffered him to depart. When Charles reached the hospital he was shown into a room, where he found his uncle awaiting the return of the doctor, who had gone to ascertain the state of the patient before allowing him to go up and see him. Mr. Eaydon was pacing the room with rapid strides as he entered. "Oh, Charley," he said, putting his hand to his head, "this blow will kill me." "I hope not, uncle," said Charles; " let us pray that God will in mercy spare him. Nothing is impossible with Him, you know." "Ah, that may be a comfort to some," said Mr. Eaydon, bitterly; "but it is of no use to me. I have never thought of God all my life, and this is my punishment; there is no hope for me;" and he wrung his hands in the bitterness of his anguish. "Oh, uncle, do not say that," replied Charles; "this accident may be a blessing. Look to God now, it is not too late. His ear is ever open to the prayer of those who seek Him, even though they are...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528670
  • 9781236528674