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Laura Linwood; Or, the Price of an Accomplishment, by the Author of 'The White Cross and Dove of Pearls'. (Paperback) Loot Price: R466
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Laura Linwood; Or, the Price of an Accomplishment, by the Author of 'The White Cross and Dove of Pearls'....

Laura Linwood; Or, the Price of an Accomplishment, by the Author of 'The White Cross and Dove of Pearls'. (Paperback)

Sarson C. J. Ingham

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. A DISMAL HOUSE IN A DISMAL STREET. TV /TISS TURNER was not an infrequent visitor at the bedside of the sick and dying. An unordained Sister of Mercy, she was much in request in the town where she resided. Not even the ministers were more liable to be called up in the night than was she. Once in a sick room all her brnsquerie of manner vanished, and her words were only searching in proportion as the probe seemed necessary. She had great sensibility and goodness of heart, united with much power of self- control; so that sympathy did not hinder benevolence by causing morbid suffering on her own account; nor did benevolence grow so exclusively material in its character as to lose one half its grace. Mr. Ashwell led her down a dimly-lighted street, paved with cobble stones; the rattle of carts overthem must have been almost intolerable to an invalid; but worse, from taverns, aflame with the gas-jets, could be heard the song of the drunkard; while, but too often, blows and blasphemies terminated the nocturnal revel. Mr. Ashwell stopped at a long, narrow house, rising one story above the others; his loud rap was answered by a woman in curl-papers and a dirty nightcap. Both cap and papers were part of her daily toilette until Sunday, when they released the rusty locks confided to their keeping, in three rows of corkscrew curls. The way in which she held the door on opening it did not invite her visitors to enter, but Mr. Ash- well fearlessly pushed it further, and stood with Miss Turner in the passage in affected unconsciousness of her reluctance. ' We have come to see Miss Lavvson: how is she to-night ?' ' If you're going to see her, you can ask her; I haven't time to be inquiring every hour of the day after lodgers no ways profitable, and it's only t...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Sarson C. J. Ingham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85816-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-85816-3
Barcode: 9780217858168

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