Afterwards, and other stories, by Ian Maclaren

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Página 409 - 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.
Página 20 - She lay as she had died, waiting for his coming, and the smile with which she had said his name was still on her face. It was the first time she did not colour with joy at his coming, that her hand was cold to his touch. He kissed her, but his heart was numbed, and he could not weep. Then he took her letter and read it beside that silence. " DEAREST, — They tell me now that I shall not live to see you come in and to cast my arms once more round your neck before we part. Be kind to Bertie, and remember...
Página 66 - Any one can understand that this man will be unpractical, dreamy, enthusiastic, the child of the past, the hero of hopeless causes, the seer of visions. Magdalen had milked her cows at midday and sent them forth to pasture, and now was sitting before her cottage among wallflower and spring lilies, reading for the third time the conclusion of Rutherford's last letter :— " Here I was interrupted by the coming of an elder, a mighty man in the religious world, and very powerful in St.
Página 57 - ... You will allow me to introduce you on Tuesday evening; you got Mrs. Thompson's card. I hope we may have a profitable gathering. Captain Footyl, the hussar evangelist, will also be present — a truly delightful and devoted young man." Rutherford had not forgotten the card — MR. AND MRS. THOMPSON At Home Tuesday, May 2nd To meet Lord Dunderhead, who will give a Bible Reading. 8 to 10.30. Evening Dress. And had sent it off to his college friend, Carmichael of Drumtochty, with a running commentary...
Página 19 - Continental mails, and could detect the postman's ring. Once a letter came, and she insisted upon seeing it in case of any mistake. But it was only an invitation for you, I think, to some country house. "It can't be helped now, and you ought not to vex yourself ; but I believe a letter would have done more for her than . . . What am I saying now?
Página 239 - And he would carry a letter like that in his pocket for days, and then he would put it carefully in the fire ; but I saw him take it out, half-burned, and read a corner again before he burned that letter." " Maria, I cannot tell you how much obliged I am to you for coming to me, and giving me such a touching account of your dear master. Now, is there anything I can do for you in this loss ? " " Lord bless me, sir, that I should have been taking up your time like this, and you a magistrate, and never...
Página 460 - Drumsheugh . . . you have been ... a faithful friend and elder." When John paid his usual visit to the study before he went to bed, the Doctor did not hear him enter the room. He was holding converse with Skye, who was seated on a chair, looking very wise and much interested. " Ye're a bonnie beastie, Skye " — like all Scots, the Doctor in his tender moments dropped into dialect — " for a'thing He made is verra gude. Ye've been true and kind to your master, Skye, and ye 'ill miss him if he leaves...
Página 193 - Smoking, as usual, and wasting your time after luncheon, instead of hurrying to your offices and coining time into money like old Sam Dodson, who can give the cash value of every five minutes," and Welsby sat down beside three other young Liverpool merchants in the club — all men who had one eye on business and the other on the good of the city. " Something's happened since I saw you fellows last on 'Change. Guess." " Cotton up three points ? A corn corner at Chicago? A big bear in lard? Anything...
Página 7 - 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....
Página 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...

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