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1848 Excerpt: ...which were open, and the curtains rustling in the
air, and waving to and fro: then he said, "Floy, is it to-morrow?
Is she come?" Some one seemed to go in quest of her. Perhaps it was
Susan. Paul thought he heard her telling him, when he had closed
his eyes again, that she would soon be back; but he did not open
them to see. She kept her word--perhaps she had never been
away--but the next thing that happened was a noise of footsteps on
the stairs, and then Paul woke--woke mind and body--and sat upright
in his bed. He saw them now about him. There was no grey mist
before them, as there had been sometimes in the night. He knew them
every one, and called them by their names. "And who is this? Is
this my old nurse?" said the child, regarding with a radiant smile
a figure coming in. Yes, yes. No other stranger would have shed
those tears at sight of him, and called him her dear boy, her
pretty boy, her own poor, blighted child. No other woman would have
stooped down by his bed, and taken up his wasted hand, and put it
to her lips and breast, as one who had some right to fondle it. No
other woman would have so forgotten everybody there but him and
Floy, and been so full of tenderness and pity. "Floy this is a
kind, good face " said Paul. "I am glad to see it again. Don't go
away, old nurse Stay here " His senses were all quickened, and he
heard a name he knew. "Who was that, who said 'Walter?'" he asked,
looking round. f"Some one said Walter. Is he here? I should like to
see him very much." Nobody replied directly; but his father soon
said to Susan, "Call him back, then: let him come up " After a
short pause of expectation, during which he looked with smiling
interest and wonder on his nurse, ...
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