The Prism; Unequally Yoked, Life in a Swiss Chalet, from Darkness to Light, by M.L. Whately and 2 Members of Her Family [Signing Themselves H.W. and E.M.]. Ed., with a Preface, by E.J. Whately
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...the more so as it was difficult to help poor Amena if he was there to question her about everything she did. Abdul Leyl had told her Mr. Walker was to be in Cairo that week, --if not already come; and that he had brought down his brother--Abdul Noor--with him, to consult an oculist, his eyes being very bad, and that his wife was with him to attend to him. So Amy asked her husband's permission to call and see her former servant, and offer any little aid in her power. Of course she might do as she liked in his absence; but the very fact of there being so little sympathy between them, and also of there being some points in which she was obliged by principle " to hold her own," made her all the more careful to be as docile and obedient as possible in any matters not connected with conscience. Hassan was quite willing, and begged her also to try and get to speak a word with Mr. Walker, that he might mention him to some of the officials (for he was a friend to several), and try to get him a promise of being put on again, as he expressed it, next winter, when he hoped to be really well, as the doctor had assured him change of air was his best medicine, and all he now needed. So Amy went off cheerfully to the hotel; and after condoling with her friend Rahmeh, and hoping that the German oculist would speedily recover her husband, she asked to see Mr. Walker, and had no difficulty in getting his kind promise to help Hassan. Then she mentioned what she had still more at heart, --the case of the young slave, --and told her story as far as she knew it. Edward Walker would hardly have been an Englishman if a tale of slavery had not readily touched him; and when to the wrongs of slavery the case was of a youthful Christian in such a trying situation, he felt doubly...
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