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1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. "While I do my duty Struggling
through the tide, Whisper thou of beauty On the other side. Tell
who will the story Of our now distress--Oh, the future glory Oh,
the loveliness " It was not till late in the evening that Christy
found herself back in Mary Street again. She had no money for
paying cabs, so she tramped all those weary miles, asking her way
first of one policeman and then of another; breathing more freely
as the streets grew narrower and the air closer, almost sobbing
with delight and relief as she dragged her aching limbs at last
down the narrow, dark stairs, to the still darker little room.
"Christy Christy " Oh, it was such a delighted shout from the boys,
as they clung about her, and baby's little fretful wail sounded
like music to her ears. But Carry's voice did not come, only a
faint moaning from the bed. With shaking hands Christy groped for a
light, learning by degrees from the boys how they had waited hour
after hour for her, and how Carry had turned faint, and Tommy had
tried to pour her out some wine and broken the bottle, and it was
all gone; and no one could come and help them, not even kind Mrs.
Day, who was in trouble herself, fearing her girl was sickening for
the general complaint; and how baby had cried himself to sleep on
the floor, and it got dark, and Carry did not move, and they
thought she must be dead. No, not dead; even in her fright Christy
could hear that; but oh, when her trembling fingers had got a light
at last, what a ghastly face it was that lay there, with such drawn
white lips and dark-ringed eyes Almost as well might she have been
dead. Through the long hours of that night Christy watched by
Carry, chafing the cold hands and feet, moistening the dry lips
with water, striving to warm her in her a...
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