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illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. A TOUCH OF THE SUN.
TOWARDS morning a thought came to Annie. She could not quite tell
when it first darted through her brain. Perhaps it came in a dream.
She was never quite certain, but it certainly caused her to jump,
and it made her heart beat tumultuously. 'I wonder, ' she said
aloud; and then she added, 'The very thing ' Then she said once
more, 'I will do it, or my name is not Annie Brooke.' That morning
the mistress and the girls missed the pleasant face of Annie Brooke
from the breakfast-table. Mabel Lushington, as her greatest friend,
was begged to go to her room to see if anything was the matter. She
tapped at Annie's door. A very faint reply came, and Mabel entered
in much consternation. She found her friend lying in bed, a
handkerchief wrung out of eau-de-Cologne and water on her brow, her
hair dishevelled, her face pale. 'Oh Annie, you are ill ' said poor
Mabel. 'What is wrong?' 'My head, dear; it aches so badly.' 'Oh, I
am sorry ' said Mabel. 'Mrs Lyttelton sent me upstairs to know what
is wrong.' 'Tell her she must not be at all alarmed, ' said Annie.
'It is just one of my very worst headaches, no more. I sha'n't be
able to do any lessons to-day. But I will creep out into the garden
presently. I want air and perfect quiet. I 'll get into one of the
hammocks in the garden and lie' there. Tell them all not to be a
bit anxious, for I know what I want is rest.' 'You do look bad, '
said Mabel. 'Dear Annie, I know I am the cause of it.' 'You are
most truly, ' thought Annie under her breath. But aloud she said,
'No, dear, not at all; I am subject to headaches.' 'I never knew
you with one before, ' said Mabel. 'I have kept them to myself,
darling; but Mrs Lyttelton knows, for I told her. This is just
worse than the others, and I can't keep i...
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