Duties and duties by Agnes GiberneDuties and duties by Agnes Giberne

Duties and duties

byAgnes Giberne

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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.1881 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. THE DIARY AGAIN. 'October ith, Thursday. 'Rue, Paris. 'It is now a week since I came to Paris, and I am beginning to feel quite at home in these two little rooms on the third storey, and quite an fait at managing for myself in a foreign country. How much longer I may have to remain here I do not know. 'We sent no notice of my arrival: so I took Ethel by surprise. At first she was excited and pleased, and I really hoped there was nothing much the matter, though she did look terribly white and thin. However, I felt able to send conscientiously a cheerful telegram, which I could not quite have done a few hours later. 'Not that there is anything very seriously wrong--so the doctor says--only she is exceedingly weak. She cannot walk across the room, cannot eat, cannot sleep, and is often unable to sit up in bed for five minutes without fainting. How she managed the journey here is a marvel. Will must have taken the place of strength; but it has done her harm, and the doctor--an English doctor whom I have called in--strictly forbids any more travelling at present. Indeed, I almost think it would kill her. 'When she was able to talk a little, the day I came, I asked her how this state of things had come on, and why she never sent us word. '" I thought it would pass off. I don't like complaining," she said. "Besides, there was Con--and Wildbad" 'I asked her again how the illness had begun. '" I hardly know," she said. "I had bad faceache at first for weeks, and then I began to feel poorly and weak, and there were fits of sickness and faintness, so that I scarcely knew how to get about. There was a good deal to worry me--one way and another. No one seemed to notice anything wrong; so I thought it might be partly fancy; for I had very odd fancies in my...
Title:Duties and dutiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217200745

ISBN - 13:9780217200745