A Prodigy, by the Author of 'Modern German Music'.
by Henry Fothergill Chorley (9781443293471)

A Prodigy, by the Author of 'Modern German Music'.
 
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781443293471
ISBN-10: 1443293474



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 350 CHAPTER II. THE LOWER PAVEMENT. One afternoon,?some days after the events which have been told, Susanna was struck by a slight change in the patient whom she watched so faithfully?by a little more light in her father's eyes,?a little more colour on his white cheek,?a little more alacrity of movement,?a little more clearness in his speech.?He called her to him with a gentle summons. " Child, I have a concern on my mind for thee." " Yes, dear father," was the answer ofone who knew what such an intimation was intended to convey. " It is borne on me," Joshua went on, in the same peaceful way, "that I am going to thy mother?at no very distant period.? Who then is to care for thee ?" " I hope it is no trouble to thee, father" (Susanna had returned to the old quaint speech of the sect, to soothe him, even as she had laid aside all gay colours of dress).?" I am not afraid. I believe I shall be supported under whatever difficulty I may be called on to meet.?I have one or two real friends ?the lady I travelled with for six years among the number.?I am sure that she will assist me and befriend me.?I wish to make thy mind easy, father, ? but trust thou wilt be spared to me yet a while longer." " Thou art a good daughter, though thou hast overstepped Friends' principles.?Bless thee " and, on this, the attenuated figure in the elbow-chair dropped again into a doze; and Susanna drew down the blind. Then she sat down and thought, and questioned herself. Had it not been, in some degree, a pious fraud to allude to the protection and active assistance of Countess Westwood?with such a last letter from that lady as her pocket contained??She must take it out and read it again. Her nerves had been more than usually disturbed of late; her walks to and fro on the Lower Pavement were quicker and more rest...

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