Jane in her widow's veil.
Nothing could exceed the distress of his
widow. Slowly and painfully she resumed the
labors of directing the affairs at Bourbilly, saw
to the settling of the estate, and considered
what would be best for the future of her little
family, a son and three daughters, all of tender
Then, on the demand of her father-in-law,
she went to live with him. For seven years she
was the victim of this old man's whims and
unreasonableness, bearing the arrogance of
his housekeeper, and employing her days in
service and charity and prayer.
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