Reminiscences and Letters of Caroline C. Briggs (Classic Reprint) by Caroline Clapp BriggsReminiscences and Letters of Caroline C. Briggs (Classic Reprint) by Caroline Clapp Briggs

Reminiscences and Letters of Caroline C. Briggs (Classic Reprint)

byCaroline Clapp Briggs

Paperback | August 6, 2018

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Excerpt from Reminiscences and Letters of Caroline C. Briggs

She was always making ready to die, and kept her burial clothing in a certain drawer in her bureau, which I was afraid to look into. She lived until I was fifteen years old, and sank quietly to sleep one beautiful May after noon. I was sick at the time and alone in my room. I remember the buzzing of the ?ies; the humming of the bees; the ?ood of warm sunshine streaming over my bed; the fragrance of a bunch of arbutus brought me by a de voted young boy friend my father walking up and down 'past the door, his head bowed and his hands behind him. This was the first death in our home, and it was wonderfully quiet and peaceful. There was. No running in of neighbors, as was the fashion in those days, but all was hushed and waiting for the end. I remember, too, being very perverse and refusing to have a black ribbon put on my bonnet, because I could not endure the wear ing of mourning, and I have never worn it since.

We lived in a large, rambling old house, more than a hundred years old, and full of strange dark places known as holes, which I believed were haunted; and I had a great fear of them, though sometimes my curiosity got the better of my fear, and I rummaged about among the broken furniture, spinning wheels.

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Title:Reminiscences and Letters of Caroline C. Briggs (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:458 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.93 inPublished:August 6, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243330553

ISBN - 13:9780243330553

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