The Life of Clara Barton

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Macmillan, 1915 - Nurses - 438 pages
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Page 51 - In her attic window the staff she set, To show that one heart was loyal yet. Up the street came the rebel tread, Stonewall Jackson riding ahead. Under his slouched hat left and right He glanced; the old flag met his sight. "Halt!
Page 441 - THE MACMILLAN COMPANY Publishers 64-66 Fifth Avenue New York ' ' We have no hesitation in saying that this work will live as one of the greatest biographies in the English language.
Page 315 - Cross, both in relief measures preparatory to the campaigns, in sanitary assistance at several of the camps of assemblage, and later, under the able and experienced leadership of the president of the society, Miss Clara Barton, on the fields of battle and in the hospitals at the front in Cuba. Working in conjunction with the governmental authorities and under their sanction and approval, and with the enthusiastic cooperation of many patriotic women and societies in the various States, the Red Cross...
Page 139 - I had not strength to trust for that." said Clara Barton, "and declined with thanks, promising to follow in my own time and way. and I did follow within a week. As I journeyed on." she continued, "and saw the work of these Red Cross societies in the field accomplishing in four months under their systematic organization what we failed to accomplish in four years without it —no mistakes, no needless suffering, no waste, no confusion, but order, plenty, cleanliness, and comfort wherever that little...
Page 309 - ... shadows. Suddenly it was overtaken by either message or messenger, and like a collared hound glided back as if it had never been. Leaning on the rail half lost in reverie over the strange quiet beauty of the scene, the thought suddenly burst upon me : Are we really going into Santiago — and alone ? Are we not to be run out and wait aside and salute with dipping colors while the great battleships come up with music and banners and lead the way? As far as the eye could reach no ship was in sight....
Page 310 - Tis of Thee" swelled out on the evening air in the farewell rays of the setting sun, the State of Texas was nearing the dock, and quietly dropping her anchors she lay there in undisputed possession of the city of Santiago.
Page 308 - If you wish, you can anchor near us. and send anything up by boats, or, if we could get lighters, drawing less than eight feet, food may be sent by the lighters, but it is not yet possible for the ship to go in. There are four ' contact ' mines and four what are known as ' observation ' mines, still down. Yours very truly.
Page 309 - Merrimac in the channel, which Hobson had left. We began to realize that we were alone, of all the ships about the harbor there were none with us. The stillness of the Sabbath was over all. The gulls sailed and flapped and dipped about us. The lowering summer sun shot long golden rays athwart the green hills on either side, and tinged the waters calm and still. The silence grew oppressive as we glided along with scarcely a ripple.
Page 433 - I stood by them and witnessed those soldiers bearing their soldier pains, limbs being sawed ojf without opiates being taken, or even a bed to lie on. I crept around once more, trying to give them at least a drink of water to cool their parched lips, and I heard them at last speak of mother and wives and sweethearts, but never a murmur or complaint.
Page 96 - ... and that he was not going to compel it. This I heard him say, and waited until I saw him make his words good, till I saw, crowded into one old sunken hotel, lying helpless upon its bare, wet, bloody floors, five hundred fainting men hold up their cold, bloodless, dingy hands, as I passed, and beg me in Heaven's name for a cracker to keep them from starving...

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