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1871 Excerpt: ..."wicked " before. They promised me that I should
know how he was presently, and begged me to be still, because it
would only make papa worse if he heard me crying. This had the
desired effect so far as keeping me quiet was concerned, but I need
not say it could not prevent my crying. Once more there was silence
in the upper part of the house--a silence inexpressibly painful,
because I felt that the doctor was now seeing whether papa would
live or die; for any other issue I had no room in my mind. Again
there were footsteps on the stairs; I heard Dr. Archer saying
something to Mrs. Newton, and I heard her reply, and then the
diningroom door closed upon them, and only an indistinct murmur of
their voices reached me. This continued for some time; then there
were footsteps in the hall, and once more the closing of the front
door, and the driving away of a carriage. I could hear everything,
but no one would say a word to lighten the suspense which was heavy
enough to crush out all hope from my heart. The door opened, and
Fanny, the housemaid, entered. She had never been kind to me, but
as being the last, perhaps, who had seen papa, I flew to 68 Master
Edward Inconsolable. her and begged her to tell me how he was. She
seemed frightened at the violence of my grief, and said, not
unkindly, "He is very ill, the doctor says; but we shall know more
to-morrow." This was all the information I could get, but, every
sense keenly quickened, I soon saw that there was more to be had. I
saw the servants exchange significant glances; then I heard the
words: "It is catching " "It is dangerous " "If it is, I shan't
stay " "How dreadful " These words, spoken in hurried whispers,
only increased my anxiety; but, to all my ...
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