True to His Flag Volume 1872

True to His Flag Volume 1872

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...the unspoken plea. "Your mother is in your hands," he said, after a pause. "You can probably cause her, or save her, much suffering." With the words on his lips he turned away, and taking up a book, sat down to read. When the maid had had sufficient time to arrange Mrs. Austin comfortably in bed, Frank went up to her room, for he felt that he had not a moment to spare from her now, the time was growing so very, very short. This was Saturday; and, on Monday morning, he would need to leave for St. Wilfrid's. To his surprise, his mother looked up with a smile as he came into the room, and holding out her hand, said, --"I told Nannette to hurry, for I knew that you would be up in another minute. You want all the mother you can have for these two days, don't you, my boy? And, Frank, I mean to be brave about this thing, now. I shall speak to your father once more, and try to induce him to listen to me; but if he will not, I shall not pain you again as I did this morning. You must not expect me, dear"--and here her hoarse voice failed a little, and her eyes filled with great tears, --"you must not expect me to say what I think of all this. He is my husband, and your father, my son; we must both remember that. But I will not add a finger's weight to your burden, for you will have the worst trial to bear. I lose my child, but you lose every thing. I will try to make it just as easy as I can for you, my darling." He was so touched by the change which had come over her, by her brave effort to control herself that she might comfort him, utterly mistaken and misled though she considered him, that at first he dared not trust himself to speak. But, after a while, as he leaned on her pillow, toying with her hair, he...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674036X
  • 9781236740366