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The Story Of A Young Orphan In Switzerland

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244                                               HEIDI
him. Everything was still. The doctor said nothing, but he was not asleep. He had been carried back to days of long ago. He stood as a little boy beside his dear mother's chair; she had placed her arm around his neck and was repeating the hymn which Heidi had
just repeated, and which he had not "heard for so long. Now he heard his mother's voice again and saw her gentle eyes resting on him so lovingly, and when the words of the hymn had ceased, the kind voice seemed to be speaking still other words to him ; he must have enjoyed listening to them and have gone far back in his thoughts, for he sat there for a long while, silent
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