A Bluestocking In India; Her Medical Wards And Messages Home

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byWinifred Heston

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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.1910 Excerpt: ... on the hospital staff, and at bottom they are religious, though they would scorn to call themselves so. October 23d. The wind moans through the rigging and a gray sky bends to meet a grayer sea. It makes me feel the same colour--a horrid blue-gray which refuses to be shaken off--nor is it conducive to the cheering up of the Collinses, my travelling companions, who have left their little ten-year-old daughter in America. Their parting on the wharf the day we left New York was truly sorrowful. The child--an only one--is dearer to her father's heart than life itself, and is her mother's light and joy. The poor little thing was convulsed with sobs, and had to be supported between two friends as her parents tore themselves away for the last time and dashed up the gangplank just as it was being removed. It was a pitiful sight to see them waving their handkerchiefs as long as they could see each other, and then the desolate parents disappeared below, to spend the remainder of the day upon their knees in their stuffy little cabin, in the throes of the greatest of all the great sacrifices they have made for India. Today is the Sabbath, and Mr. Collins conducted a service in the salon this morning, very sweetly comparing our embarkation at New York with our initial step into a life with God. As we had only to board the boat to be borne without further volition down the river, out of the harbour, and thence upon the broad ocean, so God will see to it that we are borne out and away upon the great ocean of His love into His own limitless, infinite Life. The consecration of that man is marvellous. I love the sea in all its moods. "' The sea is His, and He made it.' The wideness of it!--emblem of God's mercy. The wonder of it--God's wisdom. The horizon of it--we know...

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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.1910 Excerpt: ... on the hospital staff, and at bottom they are religious, though they would scorn to call themselves so. October 23d. The wind mo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217660037

ISBN - 13:9780217660037

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