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The Path of Duty, and Other Stories   By: (1834-)

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THE PATH OF DUTY,

AND OTHER STORIES,

BY

H. S. CASWELL,

Montreal: JOHN LOVELL, 28 AND 25 ST. NICHOLAS STREET. 1874.

CONTENTS.

CLARA ROSCOM; OR, THE PATH OF DUTY; Page.

CHAPTER I. A Sudden Bereavement 1 CHAPTER II. Success at School 6 CHAPTER III. Clara at Mrs. Wentworth's Boarding School 12 CHAPTER IV. Governess in Mr. Leighton's Family 18 CHAPTER V. Willie Leighton's Return from England 26 CHAPTER VI. An Evening Party 32 CHAPTER VII. Failing Health of Clara's Mother 39 CHAPTER VIII. A Bright Dream and Peaceful End 45 CHAPTER IX. Friendly Attentions 56 CHAPTER X. A Surprise 60 CHAPTER XI. Embarrassing Interviews 65 CHAPTER XII. A New England Home 76 CHAPTER XIII. New Occupations 83 CHAPTER XIV. School at Mill Town 91 CHAPTER XV. A Happy Re union 96 CHAPTER XVI. Miss Simmond's Story 105 CHAPTER XVII. Penitent and Forgiven 117 CHAPTER XVIII. A New Joy 123 CHAPTER XIX. Uncle Charles 127 CHAPTER XX. Lights and Shadows 132 CHAPTER XXI. Reconciled 140 CHAPTER XXII. Clara's Marriage 145 CHAPTER XXIII. A Pleasing Incident 148

TERRY DOLAN 151

THE FAITHFUL WIFE 163

EMMA ASHTON 175

THOUGHTS ON AUTUMN 199

WANDERING DAVY 205

LOOKING ON THE DARK SIDE 215

EDWARD BARTON 223

THE WEARY AT REST 233

THE RAINY AFTERNOON 239

THE STUDENT'S DREAM 251

UNCLE EPHRAIM 257

STORY OF A LOG CABIN 265

HAZEL BROOK FARM 281

OLD RUFUS 301

THE DIAMOND RING 311

THE UNFORTUNATE MAN 323

THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE 329

ARTHUR SINCLAIR 335

THE SNOW STORM 355

THE NEW YEAR 361

EARNEST HARWOOD; OR, THE ADOPTED SON 367

CHAPTER I.

A SUDDEN BEREAVEMENT.

"Awake, my dear child, awake!" These were the words I heard: I started up, gazing in a bewildered manner into the face of my mother, who had, with some difficulty, succeeded in arousing me from the sweet, healthful sleep of childhood. My mother drew nigh to me and whispered, "My dear Clara, your papa is dying." With a frightened cry, I threw my arms around her neck, and begged her to tell me what had happened. I was unable to comprehend the meaning of her words. Since my earliest recollection, my father had never experienced a day's illness, and so the reader may be able to form some idea of the shock occasioned by her words uttered, as they were, at the hour of midnight. When my mother had succeeded in soothing me, in some degree, to calmness, she informed me, in a voice choked with sobs, which, for my sake, she tried to suppress, that my father had, two hours since, been stricken with apoplexy, in so severe a form that his life was despaired of. She further informed me that his attending physician thought he would not live to see the light of another morning... Continue reading book >>




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