If Wishes Were Horses (Google eBook)

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E.P. Dutton, 1917 - English fiction - 317 pages
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Page 316 - O Saviour Christ, Thou too art Man ; Thou hast been troubled, tempted, tried ; Thy kind but searching glance can scan The very wounds that shame would hide ; Thy touch has still its ancient power ; No word from Thee can fruitless fall ; Hear in this solemn evening hour, And in Thy mercy heal us all.
Page 312 - YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways, draw near with faith, and take this Holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
Page 316 - O, Saviour Christ, our woes dispel, For some are sick and some are sad, And some have never loved Thee well, And some have lost the love they had.
Page 251 - Abel saw that the only thing left for him to do was to disarm any suspicions the boy might be harboring. "No; unfortunately I have no lady visitors at all,
Page 263 - I must forego the operation and— hope for the best. One can always do that, can't one?" Her smile was the most heroic thing the specialist had seen for a long time. From Wimpole Street she went straight home. She wanted to think. Up in her bedroom she shut and locked her door. It was the first time in her life that she had put a lock between herself and her loved ones. But just for a little while she needed privacy. She took off her hat and smoothed her hair. The tidings she had brought home were...
Page 213 - ... The Captain, April 1942, fourth day 4 AM . . . like men standing in line, naked, waiting to be examined. . . . He had seen death in many forms during those three days and nights. And to the captain, waiting in the cellar now beside Wexler and the Indian, waiting for the final irrevocable attack, it seemed to him that all his life he had been waiting for his death, and now that it was approaching, there might not be any meaning extracted from it. All day and night, for three days and nights he...
Page 169 - If it were not for all he has done for us we should be in a very different position to what we are now; and if you're ever inclined to be ungrateful or discontented you must try and remember that. He's the very best husband and the dearest father in the world and—what was that?" "Only a mouse,
Page 177 - I think it as well to tell you," he said, "that Edgar and I have had our talk. At least, he did most of the talking. He has shown himself willful and obstinate. I'm very worried about him. And morally, too, I fear for him. We shall have to keep a very strict watch over him. He has, unwittingly perhaps, revealed things to me this afternoon which indicate only too clearly that he cannot lay claim, as we have hoped and believed, to the white flower of a blameless youth.
Page 191 - IT'S my belief there's going to be changes," observed the housemaid, perspicaciously, as she came into the kitchen. Jane, counting forks and spoons into the plate-basket, heard but did not look up. She was too old and tried a servant to show curiosity, although it was quite clear from Ada's tone that she was referring to something she had heard '
Page 160 - IN THE DARK MARTIN put out the light and got into bed. "A very pleasant evening," he observed. "Yes, dear," agreed Rose. "I was particularly gratified by the flattering way in which I was toasted. Some of the sentiments were very well expressed. The one concerning the Government's recognition of my long career in the people's service especially so.

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