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. 1883 Excerpt: ...links to the old life of ease and pleasure; but if it was best, and more in His spirit of thoughtfulness, that must decide her now. The little struggle ended in her assuming a simple dark cambric, and her first victory was won.: A small affair," you may say, " to occupy thought and prayer," for Margaret asked to be kept content in whatever garb she wore. But was it not one of the things by which the Master tests faithfulness, and have we not His declaration that faithfulness " in a very little " is owned and blessed by Him? When breakfast was over, Margaret coaxed her father out into the yard to a board seat that Zekel had made for them. It was the first time Mr. Humphreys had left the house since he came into it, and it cheered him greatly. They passed a long pleasant morning out there. Margaret had not devoted so much time to him for a long while. "You are getting over your hurry a little, aren't you?" he asked hesitatingly of his daughter. "Getting over my worry," she said to herself, and added aloud, "Yes, sir; I have plenty of time now." "I'm glad. It seems like the times when your mother used to read to me and take my mind off my business. I used to have a good deal of trouble in those days, for I began at the foot of the ladder, you know." He seemed to forget that he was back there again, and his daughter rejoiced in that. But, do what she would, Margaret was conscious that the dull, heavy pain in her head which had begun the day with her was not lost in the way, but so increased that before the tea hour she had to lie down. L "Oh, I hope you are not going to be ill," Mrs. Dorsey exclaimed; but Margaret almost doubted the good woman's word as she fancied how she would enjoy br...
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