The World She Awoke In; A Narrative Volume 1

The World She Awoke In; A Narrative Volume 1

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...dismissed, taking up his old position in front-of the fire, and all three discuss ing "poor dear Grette," and then she was angry with herself for ever so many things she had said and done. She did not feel at all well for several days afterwards, but then there came a week of fine, hard, bracing weather, and she improved rapidly once more. With returning health and strength her determination to study nursing grew. It was not exactly the work she would have chosen, but it seemed to her the most accessible; and she had vague ideas of some day leaving the hospital and of doing something on her own account; although what that something was to be she could not tell. Clearly something was wanted; she could not go anywhere, among any class without feeling that. In her heart she thought it was knowledge and love of God's laws of health more than nursing (which after all is but a patchwork affair without that knowledge and love) that was really wanted; but going into a hospital seemed to her the readiest and most thorough way of acquiring that knowledge herself. One day she called on the wife of the village doctor, and in the course of conversation referred to her intention. "You are the fourth girl who has spoken to me about nursing within the last few days," exclaimed the doctor's wife. "It is a fashionable mania just now. Every girl who has had an unfortunate love affair, or who is tired of flirtations, and dancing, and wants a new toy, thinks of hospital nursing or of going out to the war." "You make me feel very small," said Margaret. "Do you think there are too many nurses already, Mrs. Stewart?" "Oh it's just the same as in all other professions--too many...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989821
  • 9781236989826