Excerpt: ...lain, and Pg 168 beyond reach of the voice that had told her what she wished she had never known. But there was no escape and she had to bear it; and when the night wore away at last, it had been the longest she remembered in all her life. Her face was as white as the Mother Superior's and her dark blue eyes looked almost black; even ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...lain, and Pg 168 beyond reach of the voice that had told her what she wished she had never known. But there was no escape and she had to bear it; and when the night wore away at last, it had been the longest she remembered in all her life. Her face was as white as the Mother Superior's and her dark blue eyes looked almost black; even Madame Bernard would not have recognised the bright-haired Angela of other days in the weary and sad-faced nun who met the doctor outside the door of the sick-room when he came at eight o'clock. She told him that the patient had been delirious about midnight, but had rested tolerably ever since. He glanced at the temperature chart she brought him and then looked keenly at her face and frowned. 'What is the matter with all of you White Sisters?' he growled discontentedly. 'First they send me one who cannot stay over night, and then they send me one who has not been to bed for a week and ought to stay there for a month! When did you leave your last case?' 'Yesterday morning, ' answered Sister Giovanna submissively. 'I slept most of the afternoon. I am not tired and can do my work very well, I assure you.' 'Oh, you can, can you?' The excellent man glared at her savagely through his spectacles. 'You cannot say anything yourself, of course, but I shall go to your hospital to-day and give your Mother Superior such a scolding as she never had in her life! She ought to be ashamed to send out a nurse in your worn-out condition!' 'I felt quite fresh and rested when I left the Convent Pg 169 in the evening, ' said the Sister in answer. 'It is not the Mother Superior's fault.' 'It is!' retorted the doctor, who could not bear contradiction. 'She ought to know better, and I shall tell her so. Go home at once, Sister, and go to bed and stay there!' 'I am quite able to work, ' protested Sister Giovanna quietly. 'There is nothing the matter with me.' Still the doctor glared at her. 'Show me your tongue!' he said roughly. The nun meekly...Read Less
Fair. No Jacket. Hard Back. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Hard back novel, book has a lot of wear, cover badly worn and stained, binding is loose as are the pages....The book may have minor flaws that may have gone unnoticed.
3/-1. Good/No Jacket null Cloth. No Jacket. Hardback. 5" x 7 1/2". Orange cover, faded, soiled and worn, little spot inside back cover. Opposite title page is a photo plate of Viola Allen as the White Sister. 335 pages. No alien writing inside.
Fair. No Jacket. 5 X 7.5. Tightly bound-==Clean pages-==Name on both in side covers, No other marks in book-==Spine has faded-==Edgewear with corners bumped-==General wear-==Pages are starting to brown-==Third page is loose, the one with the picture-==Remember this is an old book-==335 pages.
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