Over the border

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byElizabeth J. Lysaght

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... mHE night-wind sighed and sobbed, and the great leafless trees shook their hoar, brown branches in the chill January wind, and the angels of Life and Death fought their battle for one poor human life. Towards the dawn, when the eastern sky was very slowly and dimly breaking into a pale light, the nurse and Mrs. Lyndsay stood by her bed. The fever had passed away. Nothing was now left but a most complete exhaustion. Body and Soul--the wonderful twin-sisters that dwell together in unity--were alike wearied out. The girl lay there, as still and quiet as though the soul had taken its departure. As a child sleeps, without stirring, she seemed to sleep. Was it, indeed, sleep. Those other twin-sisters, Sleep and Death, are strangely alike too. But the daylight grew stronger and stronger, and the sun rose over the grey hills, and kissed their hoary peaks into a warmer hue, and then, when the whole world was awaking, Doctor O'Brien came from the sick-room. His jolly face was as bright and cheery as though he had spent the long night at a garrison ball, instead of in broken and short slumbers in a hastily-prepared guest-chamber. He clapped Kenneth on the shoulder. "She has got over the worst of it," said he--and never, surely, did a touch of the Irish-brogue sound more sweetly--" I think she will do now." The battle was fought, and was ended. From that hour, when, in the. chill of the dawn, the watchers had waited till, for good or ill, a change should take place, the girl began to mend. But it was a very, very slow process. Her weakness was absolutely pitiable. Neither hand nor foot could she move--even a word or two seemed too much for her to utter. But the doctors did not feel alarmed at this. In a day or two, there was but one doctor. Teddy O'Brien had retur...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... mHE night-wind sighed and sobbed, and the great leafless trees shook their hoar, brown branches in the chill January wind, an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217738826

ISBN - 13:9780217738828

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