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While the burden of life remains upon me, I will have no other shelter than this roof," persisted Esther Dudley, striking her staff upon the floor with a gesture that expressed immovable resolve.
As the General glanced back at Esther Dudley's antique figure, he deemed her well fitted for such a charge, as being so perfect a representative of the decayed past--of an age gone by, with its manners, opinions, faith and feelings, all fallen into oblivion or scorn--of what had once been a reality, but was now merely a vision of faded magnificence.
To me it is a rosary, and as such I should use it like a good catholic," said Esther, eyeing the handsome thing wistfully.
You seem to take a great deal of comfort in your prayers, Esther, and always come down looking quiet and satisfied.
Esther recognised him at once; she had often seen him before, though with her huge indifference for all that lay outside the circle of her love, she had never so much as wondered who he was; but now she recognised him, and found him ten years older, leaden and springless, and stamped by an abiding sorrow.
Here Esther busied herself, working and scolding with equal industry, until the repast was prepared; when she summoned her husband to his meal in a voice as sonorous as that with which the Imam reminds the Faithful of a more important duty.
It is unaccountable that Asa should choose to be out of the way at such a time as this," Esther pettishly observed.
Here, Esther, I've brought you the rose,' said he, extending it towards her.
He conducted himself, at first, with his usual cold, distant, half- stately, half-melancholy, altogether injured air; but Esther made no remark upon it this time: she had evidently been schooled into better manners.
I have not been in the house two minutes," Esther replied, "and I haven't seen mother yet.
Your mother, my dear Esther, is, I regret to say, suffering from a slight indisposition," he remarked.
I happened to look timidly up from my stitching, across the table at my godmother, and I saw in her face, looking gloomily at me, "It would have been far better, little Esther, that you had had no birthday, that you had never been born