Excerpt from Rex Raynor, Artist: A Story of Sowing and Reaping
The children were not twins, nor in any way related to each other. The child in the cradle was her own that upon her knee the firstborn of Jonas Brown, Esq., J. P., and his young wife May. Poor Mrs. Brown was still lying at the point of death, and the doctors were almost despairing of her recovery. The one thing that seemed to hold her to life was the little child whom She had hardly strength to see, much less to nurse. But every day she whispered her inquiries for its welfare, and when she learned he was well and growing, she would smile sweetly and close her eyes again.
The doctors who attended her suggested that Mrs. Raynor should be asked to nurse the infant along with her own, and, for the sake of the large pay that was Offered, Mrs. Raynor readily acceded to the request. And so it came about that the son and heir of the rich banker was taken to the home of the poor artist, and laid in the arms of his wife.
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