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PART II - CHAPTER XVIII

"If Heaven ordains death, who am I to stay that supreme destiny?"
He has taken his silver and thrust his hands into his sleeves and departed. When he had gone I flew to my husband and besought him to come to my mother. Now that she sees nothing that passes before her, she would not know whether he were there or not. At first he would not, but when he saw how I feared for her he came unwillingly and stood beside her bed, and for the first time he saw my mother.
I never saw him so moved. He looked at her for a long time, and then he shuddered from head to foot and came quickly away. I wondered if he were ill, but when I questioned him he only said:
" It is too late-it is too late."
And then he turned to me suddenly, crying:
" She looks so much like you that I thought of your face lying there dead!"
And we wept.

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