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    Timothy Shay Arthur
Excerpt from book: stronger rebuke than my words. The child lingered near me for a few moments, and then shrunk away from the room. I was sorry, in a moment, that I had permitted myself to speak unkindly to the little girl: for there was no need of my doing so, and, moreover, she had taken my words, as I could see, deeply to heart. I had made her unhappy without a cause. The breaking of the tumbler was an accident likely to happen to any one, and the child evidently felt sorrow enough about what had occurred, without having my displeasure added to it. If I was unhappy before Jane entered my room, L was still more unhappy after she retired. I blamed myself, and pitied the child: but this did not in the least mend the matter. In about half an hour Jane came up very quietly, with Willie, my dear little, curly-haired, angel-faced boy in her arms. He had fallen asleep, and she had, with her utmost strength, carried him up stairs. She did not lift her eyes to mine as she entered, but went with her burden to the low bed that was in the room, where she laid him tenderly, and then sat down with her face turned partly away from me, and with a fan kept off the flies and cooled his moist skin. Enough of Jane's countenance was visible to enable me to perceive that its expression was sad. And it was an unkind word from my lips that had brought this cloud over her young face! " So much for permitting myself to fall into a fretful mood," said I, mentally. " In future I must be more watchful over my state of mind. I have no right to make others suffer from my own unhappy temper." Jane continued to sit by Willie and fan him: and every now and then I could hear a very low sigh come up, as if involuntarily, from her bosom. Faint as the sound was, it smote upon my ear and added to my uncomfortable frame o...  
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  • Timothy Shay Arthur
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