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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 Excerpt: ...and careless of her own feelings, if she could but make others happy 'Go, rest thee on our warm bed. I am strong er than thou, and can better endure exposure. Go sleep, while I replenish the fire.' 'I would rather remain with thee, dear sister,' replied Elva, 'for it makes me sad, and my heart is heavy, to see you look so pale and troubled. Can I not cheer thee more by remaining by thy side? Methinks Edwafd hath been unkind, to deal with thee thus, for he will never again find so warm a heart as thine, nor one so true to him.' 'Elva, dear sister,' said Viroqua, ' I have one request to make of thee. It is a favof which will add greatly to the little chance 1 yet have for happiness. It is that you will never blame him for the past, nor mention aught concerning it to me. I would rather his name should never pass thy lips again in my presence. If he has done wrong, and his heart, is guilty, the stm may pour his dazzling light ever on his pathway, and his cabin may be large and beautiful, and thickly stfown with flowers. Music and mirth from a thousand sources may greet him everywhere. His bride may be young, fair, rich and beautiful, yet he cannot be happy j for there will be moments when,he will be alone, and then the voice of the Great Spirit will Whisper in his ear a tale of the past, and he will think of her whom he hath left far off, sad and disap pointed, and of the bright visions he hath brought before her, but to leave her in greater1 darkness and sorrow. Better, far better, that We had never met; then ignorance, was no crime, and in it I might have been happy, but now, never! t)o you promise, sister( to grant the request I have made V 'Yes, Viroqua, I promise, for thy sister wiahea for nothing more than to make thee happy, and since you request it, I w...
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