The Wide, Wide World - Vol. 2

The Wide, Wide World - Vol. 2

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The Wide, Wide World - Vol. 2

The Wide, Wide World - Vol. 2

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"'Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies : Thou anointest my head with oil ; my cup runneth over.

"'Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.' "

Long before she had finished Ellen's eyes were full, and her heart too. "If I only could feel these words as mamma does!" she said to herself. She did not dare look up till the traces of tears had passed away; then she saw that her mother was asleep. Those first sweet words had fallen like balm upon the sore heart; and mind and body had instantly found rest together.

Ellen breathed the lightest possible kiss upon her forehead, and stole quietly out of the room to her own little bed.

CHAPTER II.

Not all the whispers that the soft winds utter
Speak earthly things—
There mingleth there, sometimes, a gentle flutter
Of angel's wings.

AMY LATHROP.

SORROW and excitement made Ellen's eyelids heavy, and she slept late on the following morning. The great dressing-bell waked her. She started up with a confused notion that something was the matter ; there was a weight on her heart that was very strange to it. A moment was enough to bring it all back; and she threw herself again on her pillow, yielding helplessly to the grief she had twice been obliged to control the evening before. Yet . . .

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