Prison Bars; Or, the Smuggler's Daughter

Prison Bars; Or, the Smuggler's Daughter

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...I do feel for you, upon my word I do; such a shock is enough to unnerve anyone; but everything for your other son depends upon calmness--everything." "But that will not save Rolf," she moaned. "No; but it will help towards it. At anyrate it may save the older one, more especially as, from something you let fall, the lad blames himself for his brother's accident." "It was his fault," exclaimed Mrs. Crossfield passionately; "Joe's for ever in mischief. If it had not been for him now, getting this fall, I should have had time to see to Rolf's knee, and then all this would not have happened.," "I dare not stop longer from my other patients," said Dr. Jones; "but let me beg of you not to go to your son's room till you can go as if nothing were the matter. I believe you had better let me send you a nurse; everything depends on it." Mrs. Crossfield was just negativing that by a movement, when Gwendoline entered noiselessly, after a light tap. "Mrs. Crossfield," she said gently, "Ina has just been outside to tell me that she is frightened to sit with Joe while he is so light-headed. Shall I ask mother to be with him for a little while?" "Do," answered Dr. Jones, turning round. "Are you the young lady who bandaged that little fellow's knee?" "Yes--this morning," said Gwendoline, wondering if she were going to be blamed. "Then go and stay with him instead of your mother; and let your mother see to the other one. If any of you let out to him about the poor little chap, I will not answer for the consequences. The only consolation is, he's more ready to go than most of us!" Mrs. Crossfield threw herself on the sofa and buried her head...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652358X
  • 9781236523587