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illustrated.1899 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI. In the days and nights
that followed Imelda had every opportunity for studying this sister
pair, with whom her manner of becoming acquainted was so different
from that she had pictured. The first week was - trying time. Fever
flushed the cheeks of the injured girl, tossed her head upon her
pillow, and in her delirium she spoke of many things that caused
Imelda's face alternately to pale and glow. If any reliance could
be placed upon those wild utterances, ' storm tossed" would rightly
apply to the life she had been leading. In her troubled dreams she
was living in an atmosphere that was strange to the much tried
sister. At intervals she would recognize Imelda for a few moments;
then there was a subdued light in the feverish eyes, a nervous
twitching about the lips. Her hand would come creeping in a
hesitating way, groping for that of her sister. Imelda thought she
understood. Gently pressing the groping hand she would lay her
cheek to that of the suffering girl and whisper, "It is all right,
Cora, never mind." Sometimes in lucid intervals, tears would force
their way from under the closed eyelids and roll down the faded
cheek. Imelda would gently wipe them away and kiss the parched
lips. But invariably the next moment wild fancies would hold sway
and she would talk of things the patient sister could not
understand. Edith and Hilda were of the greatest help to Imelda.
They would insist upon relieving her that she might refresh her
tired frame with hours of balmy sleep, and also insisted that she
should occasionally take a walk in the evening or morning air.
Hilda more particularly proved herself a valuable assistant. The
soft magnetic touch of her hand seemed to give ease to Cora in her
most restless moments. For more than a week her life ...
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