Simply Women; Selections from the Works of Marcel Prevost

Simply Women; Selections from the Works of Marcel Prevost

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...But if I must choose--oh, God! I will give up Raoul's love to save my child's life. IV. TALLOIRES, June Eighteenth. Everything is peaceful and bright around our villa, which is asleep in the rays of the sun. The mountains appear blue and white. The lake is beautiful--Paris seems so far away! Paris is indeed far away, and so is yesterday's past. The cruel hours of suffering which made me wish for death are all over! Life begins brightly and smoothly again. I hardly dare to believe that all my troubles are over. The last lines written in my diary are very desperate ones. They were written beside baby's bed when he was suffering dreadfully, moaning constantly in his sleep.-Toward four o'clock there was a knock at the door. Joseph, my husband's valet, came in. "What is it, Joseph?" "His lordship wants to know if Monsieur le Vicomte is better." Monsieur le Vicomte is my son. "Did not his lordship go out?" "N o, my lady, his lordship is in his rooms and wishes to be informed of the arrival of the doctor." "Very well, Joseph, the nurse will let him know." So my husband had not gone out. He was anxious about the baby's health. He wanted to be there when the doctor came. His solicitude irritated me. I was so angry with him that I did not want him to come near Rene. He should, at least, leave me alone with the child. The doctor came soon after five o'clock. I sent the maid for Raoul. He came in looking so different from his usual independent self that I felt sorry for him. He was really suffering. "Nothing new. We must wait," said the doctor, putting down baby's head on the pillow. "You must wait; be ready for more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955072
  • 9781236955074