Madame d’Esperance - Shadow Land - 13 The last visions of Georgio
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SHADOW LAND OR LIGHT FROM THE OTHER SIDE by Elisabeth d’Esperance(1897)
Some years later Mrs. E and I travelled over a thousand miles to sit by Georgio's side as he lay dying. I had been sorrowfully writing a letter at his dictation, and just read it over to him. "Thanks" he said "that will do. I will try to sign it presently-Why Ninia! Dear little Ninia! this is good of you," he exclaimed.
I glanced anxiously at him startled by this expression of joy.
His face was lighted up with a flush of pleasure and welcome.
"Dear little Ninia! don't go away again” he said, looking with longing eyes. Then observing our anxious gaze he said-"Such a dear little thing!-I am tired. I will try to sleep awhile."
Closing his eyes he dozed off into what we feared would be the last long sleep, with a more calm contented smile and restful expression on his face than we had seen for days. When he awakened he looked anxiously around the room and then his gaze fell on the space where he had seen his little friend before, he smiled and made a little sign of content. Several times he mentioned her during the next few hours.
"She will get tired of waiting" he said once.
His mind never wandered; he knew the great change awaiting him; and Ninia’s presence seemed to give him courage to face it. He spoke to us quietly and calmly during the last hour and almost his last words were. "Dear little Ninia! Dear little friend!"
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Observation contributed by: Neffy Limb