By Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Elia Wilkinson Peattie was once a prolific fiction author who distinct her reviews as a lady within the West in dozens of essays, brief tales, and novels. In "A Mountain Woman," Peattie provides us the wonderful story of a cosmopolitan long island urban architect who marries a country yet eminently functional girl from the mountains of Colorado and brings her again to the East to mingle with excessive society. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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It doesn't matter whether you love me or not, Catherine, I am going to take care of you just the same. " "Damme, yes," muttered Gillispie, feeling of his hip-pocket for consolation in his old manner. Catherine struggled to find her voice, but it would not come. "Do not speak," whispered John. " Catherine told him. "This is Thanksgiving day," said he. " "Damme, yes," said Gillispie, again, as he pensively cocked and uncocked his re- volver. A Resuscitation AFTER being dead twenty years, he walked out into the sunshine.
Her body would not have yielded to the suffering yet, so strongly made and sustained was it; but her dismay stifled her. She saw in one horrified moment the frozen forms of her babies, now so pink and pleasant to the sense; and oblivion came to save her from further misery. She was alive -- just barely alive -- when Gillispie and Henderson got there, three hours later, the very balls of their eyes almost frozen into blindness. But for an instinct stronger than reason they would never have been able to have found their way across that trackless stretch.
At least afterward, thinking it over as she worked by day or tossed in her narrow bunk at night, it seemed to Catherine that those were the words he spoke. Yet she could never feel sure; nothing in his manner after that justified the impassioned anxiety of his manner in those first few uncertain moments; for a second later he saw the body of his friend and learned the little that Catherine knew. They buried him the next day in a little hollow where there was a spring and some wild aspens. "He never liked the prairie," Catherine said, when she selected the spot.
A Mountain Woman by Elia Wilkinson Peattie