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1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI A WAY OF THORNS THERE are days, nay,
hours, that do the work of years, and the two weeks that followed
Marjorie's home-coming seemed a period beyond all her reckoning.
The long, sad hours dragged, leadenweighted, broken-winged. Madam
Marchand was colder and less approachable than ever before. Papa
Perot was in the city, where, as executor of the great Carmichael
estate, a thousand affairs claimed his attention. With returning
strength poor Vera grew more fretful and exacting, while her
querulous impatience at her husband's absence tore cruelly at the
bleeding wound in Marjorie's heart. Old Tante Lise, creeping, bent
and withered, about the gloomy house, seemed its only friendly
presence. The bright, sunken eyes followed Marjorie with pitying
interest. "Honey, chile, yo'se gettin' pale and peaked and puny.
Dis hyah bad luck house ain't no fit place fo' yo'. Yo' git out o'
it, chile, git out o' it quick ez yo' kin; get back wif de young
folks into de sunshine." "Oh, I can't leave poor Mama, Tante Lise."
"Why can't yo'?" asked the old woman irritably. "Ain't her ma hyah;
ain't I hyah, chile, to look out fo' her? Yo' ain't got to stay
hyah, but I hez. I hez to wait and to watch. It's time fo' ol' Lise
to go, honey, but she can't, she can't She got to stay and b'ar
witness." "Bear witness to what, Tante Lise?" Marjorie asked
listlessly. "I ain't tellin', honey, I ain't tellin' yet; de time
ain't come. Yo'se a prayin' Christian, Miss Marjorie. I'se seen yo'
down on your knees ebbery night. Yo' believes dar's a Great Master
dat hears what yo' say." "Oh, yes, yes, Tante Lise," was the
tremulous reply. "He hears, I know." "Pray, den, honey, keep on
prayin' bes' yo' kin. Pray dat He'll make de dark ways plain and de
crooked ways straight like I heern d...
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