The Childrens Pilgrimage L T Meade

ISBN: 9781502979261

Published: November 11th 2014

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228 pages


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The Childrens Pilgrimage  by  L T Meade

The Childrens Pilgrimage by L T Meade
November 11th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 228 pages | ISBN: 9781502979261 | 5.63 Mb

[...] CHAPTER VI. MERCY BELL. The farm in Kent, called Warrens Grove, belonged to an old lady. This lady was very old- she was also deaf and nearly blind. She left the management of everything to Lydia Purcell, who, clever and capable, was wellMore[...] CHAPTER VI. MERCY BELL. The farm in Kent, called Warrens Grove, belonged to an old lady. This lady was very old- she was also deaf and nearly blind. She left the management of everything to Lydia Purcell, who, clever and capable, was well equal to the emergency.

There was no steward or overseer of the little property, but the farm was thoroughly and efficiently worked. Lydia had been with Mrs. Bell for over twenty years. She was now trusted absolutely, and was to all intents and purposes the mistress of Warrens Grove. This had not been so when first she arrived- she had come at first as a sort of upper servant or nurse. The old lady was bright and active then. She had a son in Australia, and a bonnie grandchild to wake echoes in the old place and keep it alive.

This grandchild was a girl of six, and Lydia was its nurse. For a year all went well- then the child, partly through Lydias carelessness, caught a malignant fever, sickened, and died. Lydia had taken her into an infected house. This knowledge the woman kept to herself. She never told either doctor or grandmother-she dared not tell-and the grief, remorse, and pain changed her whole nature. Before the death of little Mercy Bell, Lydia had been an ordinary young[...].



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