Hospital sketches ; and, Camp and fireside stories (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, c 1909, c1897., 1897 - United States - 379 pages
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Page 55 - tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door ; but 'tis enough, 'twill serve : ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o...
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Page 28 - ... midst of it all, the matron's motherly face brought more comfort to many a poor soul, than the cordial draughts she administered, or the cheery words that welcomed all, making of the hospital a home. The sight of several stretchers, each with its legless, armless, or desperately wounded occupant, entering my ward, admonished me that I was there to work, not to wonder or weep; so I corked up my feelings, and returned to the path of duty, which was rather "a hard road to travel
Page 51 - I had forgotten that the strong man might long for the gentler tendance of a woman's hands, the sympathetic magnetism of a woman's presence, as well as the feebler souls about him. The doctor's words caused me to reproach myself with neglect, not of any real duty, perhaps, but of those little cares and kindnesses that solace homesick spirits, and make the heavy hours pass easier. John looked lonely and forsaken just then, as he sat with bent head, hands folded on his knee, and no outward sign of...
Page 49 - I had some curiosity to behold this piece of excellence, and when he came, watched him for a night or two, before I made friends with him ; for, to tell the truth, I was...
Page 50 - Every breath he draws is like a stab; for the ball pierced the left lung, broke a rib, and did no end of damage here and there; so the poor lad can find neither forgetfulness nor ease, because he must lie on his wounded back or suffocate. It will be a hard struggle, and a long one, for he possesses great vitality; but even his temperate life can't save him; I wish it could." 129 You don't mean he must die, Doctor?
Page 58 - ... flow, lapsed into a merciful unconsciousness, which assured us that for him suffering was forever past. He died then ; for, though the heavy breaths still tore their way up for a little longer, they were but the waves of an ebbing tide that beat unfelt against the wreck, which an immortal voyager had deserted with a smile. He never spoke again, but to the end held my hand close, so close that when he was asleep at last, I could not draw it away Dan...
Page 54 - I'd do it. I'ma little sorry I wasn't wounded in front; it looks cowardly to be hit in the back, but I obeyed orders, and it don't matter in the end, I know.
Page 54 - He seemed to read the thought that troubled me, as he spoke so hopefully when there was no hope, for he suddenly added : " This is my first battle — do they think it's going to be my last ? "

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[Louisa May Alcott Inventory], UM Libraries
Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories, Alcott, Louisa May, Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1869. Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories ...
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‘‘Spirituous Consolation’’: Alcott’s Jokes on Drinking and Religion
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