Rescued from Fiery Death; A Powerful Narrative of the Iroquois Theater Disaster

Rescued from Fiery Death; A Powerful Narrative of the Iroquois Theater Disaster : Mighty Flames Graphically Portrayed ...

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...done him much good. After she had gone, he lay quiet for a long time and did not speak. His mother went quietly to him and thought he was asleep. He was not, however; his mind was too busily engaged in thinking of Alice's visit. He tried in vain to find some reason why she should have called. To say the least, it seemed strange to him, and he argued with himself until he grew drowsy and fell asleep. It was a sweet, restful sleep; the most restful he had experienced since receiving his injuries. He slept calmly until the next morning, when he awoke greatly refreshed, and after a light breakfast fell into another dose. His mother became alarmed, IN but the doctor assured her that he was much gratified at the sign. He said it was undoubtedly due to Alice's visit, as it had eased his mind and relieved it oi thoughts that had so worried him. Alice, too, felt better after her visit, although wondering what Neal meant by his strange words. She felt a consciousness of peace she had not experienced before, and credited Neal's peculiar actions and questions to his delirium. Next day she made up her mind to call again, and shortly after luncheon started out on her journey to his bedside. When she arrived, Mrs. Bennington greeted her as before, but told her that the doctor had given strict instructions not to wake Neal, or in any way disturb or agftate him. All the long afternoon Alice waited, hoping that he would awaken that she might see him again, but her desire was not gratified. During the awful days that followed the fire, neither of the women had read the newspapers, and they knew nothing of what had taken place outside of their immediate circle, except a few particulars they had picked up from conversations they had overheard. Besides, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814126
  • 9781236814128