Elsies Widowhood by Martha Finley - The Original Classic Edition
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Had she not a better than an earthly love to cheer, comfort, and sustain her on her way?-a love that would never fail, a Friend who would never leave nor forsake her; whose sympathy was perfect; who was always touched with the feeling of her infirmities, and into whose ear she could ever whisper her every sorrow, perplexity, anxiety, certain of help; for His love and power were infinite.
...Thank you, Isa, said Calhoun, following her from the room, for she had risen from the table with her last words; my mother does not seem to comprehend the difference between our circumstances and those of some of our relatives, and I am sure has no idea of the pain her words sometimes give to grandpa, Art, and myself.
... Ah, there was in each young heart an unspoken fear that he would never rise from that couch of pain, for they had seemed to read his doom in the grave, anxious faces of grandfather and physicians; but oh it was too terrible a fear for either to put into words even to her own consciousness!
...My son, she said with an affectionate look into the earnest face of the pleader, I am glad to see your sympathy and love for your brother, but I think your grandpa loves him quite as well and knows far better what is for his good, and I cannot interfere between them; my children must all be as obedient and submissive to my father as they are to me.
...My dear child, Elsie said, in tones as tender and compassionate as she would have used to one of her own darlings, and laying her hand affectionately on the young girls shoulder, I do not like to see you so hard at work while every one else is out enjoying this delightful weather.