Helen Cameron; From Grub To Butterfly, By The Author Of 'mary Stanley' From Grub To Butterfly, By…

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. THE CURTAIN DROPS. "And so these twain, upon the skirts of time, Sit side by side, full-summ'd in all their powers, Dispensing harvest, sowing the To-be, Self-reverent each, and reverencing each, Distinct in individualities, But like each other even as those who love." Tennyson: The Princeat. When the present Emperor of Eussia, Alexander II., came of age, in 1839, his father Nicholas remitted the sentence of the exiles. One morning in February, 1840, Mr. Cameron received a letter, from which it appeared that his daughter might be expected in St. Petersburg that very day. In the fulness of his joy he spread the news; and friends flocked to his house to welcome back Helen Cameron that was. They were shown into the breakfast-room; the room that Helen used to love so well. There was a blazing fire in the English grate to welcome the travellers. The guests sat round chatting, calling up old memories: all hearts drawn toward her who had left that comfortable home more than a dozen years before, to rough it in the world, to succour a stricken man. You may be sure that her old faults were forgotten now; that none but holy memories gathered round the name of Helen Cameron, as they still loved to call her. Many a glance was cast at the windows: and many a false alarm was given, especially by the youngsters; for there were young as well as old, and even children whom Helen had never seen. Mothers had told her story to the children on their knees; and her name was, in every sense, a "holy memory" in that company. "Dear good Aunt Helen!" At length the great gates of the courtyard were flung open; and two large travelling sledges came in sight. Such excitement in the room! All but two crowded to the windows. Eyes filled with tears; and wistful glances wer...

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. THE CURTAIN DROPS. "And so these twain, upon the skirts of time, Sit side by side, full-summ'd in all their powe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217481817

ISBN - 13:9780217481816

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