Afterwards: And Other Stories

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Dodd, Mead, 1898 - 375 sider
 

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Side 133 - But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment; yea, I judge not mine own. self ; (for I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified;) but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
Side 336 - O SAVIOUR of the world, who by Thy Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us, save us, and help us, we humbly beseech Thee, O LORD.
Side 122 - Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them, and be clean?
Side 16 - Two hours more and he'll be here,' and by that time she had your telegram in her hand. " When I came back the change had come, and she said, ' It's not God's will ; bring Bertie.' " So she kissed him, and said something to him, but we did not listen. After the nurse had carried him out — for he was weeping bitterly, poor little chap — she whispered to me to get a sheet of paper and sit down by her bedside. ... I think it would be better . . . very well, I will tell you all. " I wrote what she...
Side 15 - My husband was so thoughtful.' " This is too much for you, I see ; it is simply torture. Wait till to-morrow. . . . " Well, if you insist. Expecting a letter . . . yes ... let me recollect. . . . No, I am not hiding anything, but you must not let this get upon your mind. " We would have deceived her, but she knew the hour of the Continental mails, and could detect the postman's ring.
Side 5 - Cam mia, cara mia, sang the sailors ; and his wife's face in its perfect refinement and sweet beauty suddenly replaced the Mediterranean. Had he belittled his wife, with her wealth of sacrifice and delicate nature, beside women in spectacles who wrote on the bondage of marriage, and leaders of fashion who could talk of everything from horse-racing to palmistry? He had only glanced at her last letter; now he read it carefully: — " The flowers were lovely, and it was so mindful of you to send them,...
Side 6 - I'm sure ; his cheeks were quite rosy to-day, for him. It was his birthday on Wednesday, and I gave him a little treat. The sun was shining brightly in the forenoon, and we had a walk in the Gardens, and made believe that it was Italy ! Then we went to Oxford Street, and Bertie chose a regiment of soldiers for his birthday present. He wished some guns so much that I allowed him to have them as a present from you. They only cost one-and-sixpence, and I thought you would like him to have something....
Side 3 - As he smiled assent in the grateful laziness of a hard-worked man, his mind was stung with the remembrance of a young wife swathed in the dreary fog, who, above all things, loved the open air and the shining of the sun...
Side 5 - What can you do with a woman like that ? Nothing remains but religion and the nursery. Why do clever men marry those impossible women ? " Trevor was gradually given to understand, as by an atmosphere, that he was a brilliant man wedded to a dull wife, and there were hours — his worst hours — when he agreed. Cam mia, cara mia, sang the sailors ; and his wife's face in its perfect refinement and sweet beauty suddenly replaced the Mediterranean.
Side 15 - Reginald came back himself unasked today, because he remembered a restorative that might sustain the failing strength. She thanked him so sweetly that he was quite shaken ; the fact is, that both of us would soon have played the fool. But I ought not to trouble you with these trifles at this time, only as you wanted to know all. . . . " Yes, she understood what we thought before I spoke, and only asked when you would arrive. 'I want to say " Goodby,

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