Through War to Peace

Through War to Peace

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...life there's hope. But it will be several days before he regains consciousness." After he had applied a styptic to the wound and dressed it, he said: "Here is a prescription; get it filled, and give him some of the medicine as soon as you can get him to swallow. I suppose the General is your brother?" he continued. He did not notice the blush that suffused her tear-stained cheeks, for he was gazing down at the wounded soldier; and without waiting for an answer he continued, as an excuse for his hurry: "I must leave him now. In all the battles of the war in which I have been engaged, I have never seen so many wounded men before. The surgeons are nearly worn out. But my little lady," he added, kindly, as he saw fresh tears fill her eyes, "keep up a brave heart, and you may win him back to health again. I will return to assist you all in my power at the earliest opportunity." When the surgeon had departed, her overstrung nerves could bear the tension no longer, and, leaning her head upon her arms, she burst into a flood of tears. And as she sobbed, she felt the old love for him came back with treble its former force, as she remembered the happy bygone days they had spent together. "And oh!" she thought, "if he should die, it would be the end--the dreadful end of ail my happy dreams!" After weeping she felt better, for her trials and sorrows seemed to become dispersed on the bright wings of Hope. For physiologists tell us that tears are nature's remedies, which relieve and soothe the nervous system from overpowering griefs and burdens. After bathing her face, she went to a hospital and obtained the medicine. On her return she occupied herself for some time in making the poor fellow as comfortable...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498941
  • 9781236498946