The Secret of the Forest, Or, a Strange Inheritance

The Secret of the Forest, Or, a Strange Inheritance

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...bade her good-night, and returned to bed. This time she went to sleep in good earnest, and did not awake till the sun was shining in through her window, and Jasper was knocking at her door, to know how his father had passed the night. "Oh, Jasper, is that you? you can't think what happened while you were asleep. The nurse arrived, just as I was thinking I should never be able to keep awake all night. She seems so nice and so clever, and puts on the coal with her fingers, with a glove, not to make a noise. Go very quietly to the door and ask her how father is, and come back and tell me." Jasper did as he was desired, and came back with the news that Colonel Marvell had slept a good bit, and did not seem any worse that morning. That at least was something to be thankful for, as hitherto his illness had seemed constantly on the increase. It is true, that many days were to elapse before his children could be gladdened by the news that Colonel Marvell was better; still, in the most dreary time of waiting, Nurse Weston always kept up their hopes, and showed a certain bright confidence, which was most comforting to Cecily and Jasper. She soon discovered too that Cecily was both capable and trustworthy. She was very glad of her help in nursing, and gave her many a useful lesson on the subject. Cecily was a pleasant girl to have to teach, not because she had any special quickness or cleverness, and certainly none of the talent that can do things without having learnt how, but then she never imagined she could dispense with instruction, or interrupted her teacher with " Oh, yes, I can do that!" "I know what you mean," and similar remarks. She listened carefully to any explanation, or watched whatever she was shown, more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913051
  • 9781236913050