Macdonald, George Donald Grant

ISBN 13: 9781151174345

Donald Grant

9781151174345: Donald Grant

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Excerpt: ... looking in his face with all the love a child's face can show, would you be frightened at his black cloak?" "No, for that would be silly." "There you have your answer! The thing that makes death look so fearful is that we do not see all of it. Those who see only the black cloak and think it is moving along of itself, may well be frightened; but those who see the face inside the cloak, would be fools indeed to be frightened! Before Jesus came, people lived in great misery about death; but after he rose again those who believed in him used always to talk of death as falling asleep; and I daresay the story of Lazarus, though it was not so very much, after the rising of the Lord himself, had a large share in enabling them to think that way about death." When they went home, Davie running up to Lady Arctura's room, told her as well as he could the conversation he had with Mr. Grant. "Oh, Arkie," he said, "to hear him talk you would think Death hadn't a leg to stand upon!" Arctura smiled; but it was a smile through the cloud of unshed tears, for she felt that, lovely as death may be, one would like to get the good of this world's things before going to the next. There was something seemed to come every now and then to tell her that she would not be long in this world, and she did not feel quite willing to go, for of late the world had grown very beautiful to her. She must get up to-morrow she thought, for she was losing much precious time! There was Davie getting so much she might have too! She must learn all that she could before she went! CHAPTER XXXIV. THE PAPER IN THE BUREAU. IT was night on the Monday, before Donal again went down into the hidden parts of the castle. Arctura had come to the schoolroom, but seemed ill able for her work, and Donal would not tell her what he was doing t...

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