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illustrated.1868 Excerpt: ... had urged her, before leaving London,
to part with Martha, but she obstinately refused to do so. "The
idea of waiting upon herself," she said, "was not to be tolerated
for a moment. Martha's term of apprenticeship had not expired, and
she was bound to keep her. And as to dear mamma, she must accompany
them, for she had no money to procure a lodging elsewhere." What
was to be done with such impracticable people, was beyond Gilbert's
power to devise. He turned and tossed all night, and the day broke
and found him as undecided as ever. In the morning he walked out
after breakfast to the hay.field with his father, and had an
excellent opportunity of getting the trouble that perplexed him off
his mind, but his courage failed him altogether, and he put off the
dreaded dis. closure that he was utterly destitute from day to day.
His wife at last suggested that he had better tell his mother, and
leave it to her to break the matter to Mr. Rushmere, entreating
him, at the same time, to spare her in the relation as much as he
possibly could. Since the day of their arrival at Heath Farm, Mrs.
Rushmere had rapidly declined, and was now entirely confined to her
own room, which Dorothy never left, without it was to arrange with
Polly the cooking and the necessary work of the dayGilbert
generally went up to spend an hour with his mother during the
absence of her kind nurse, and in one of these interviews, he
informed her of his humiliating position, and implored her advice
and assistance in his present emergency. Mrs. Rushmere was greatly
distressed by his communication. Simple and natural as a child
herself, she possessed a great insight into character, and though
she seldom saw either of the women with whom her son had
unfortunately connected himself, she had read their c...
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