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Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale

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Author: Ida Glenwood
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 118,451 / 334 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 562
Added to site: 2011.11.04
mnybks.net#: 30959
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, History

Based on letters written by a soldier to his mother.

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he rain drops fell leisurely from the eaves down upon the gravel walks, and the old house-dog slept quietly in his kennel by the gate. But greater than the storm without had been, was the tumult of emotion that was still raging in the bosom of her who now walked with unsteady step up and down the spacious parlor with folded hands and care-worn expression on her handsome face, which many long years with all their changes and bereavements could not have placed there. "It must be!" she exclaimed at last, and slowly leaving the room she ascended to a distant chamber where her daughter,--her beautiful Lillian, lay pale and restless on her bed in an unnatural sleep.

The mother drew aside the thick folds of the curtains which shut her in and gazed fixedly upon her waxen features. How wan they looked! The rose tints were all faded from her cheeks and lips; and face seemed as cold and white as though just chiseled from the unfeeling marble by the cunning hand of art. By and by the white lips moved and a few aud

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