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present calamity, and having no heart to spare for a second grief!

I saw nothing for it but to hold my tongue, and suffer matters to
take their course; and Kenneth being arrived, I went with a badly
composed countenance to announce him.

Catherine lay in a troubled sleep: her husband had succeeded
in soothing the excess of frenzy; he now hung over her pillow,
watching every shade, and every change of her painfully
expressive features.

The doctor, on examining the case for himself, spoke hopefully
to him of its having a favourable termination, if we could only
preserve around her perfect and constant tranquillity. To me, he
signified the threatening danger was not so much death, as
permanent alienation of intellect.

I did not close my eyes that night, nor did Mr. Linton; indeed,
we never went to bed; and the servants were all up long before the
usual hour, moving through the house with stealthy tread, and
exchanging whispers as they encountered each other in their
vocations. Every one was active, but Miss Isabella; and they began
to remark how sound she slept; her brother, too, asked if she had
risen, and seemed impatient for her presence, and hurt that she
showed so little anxiety for her sister-in-law. I trembled lest he
should send me to call her; but I was spared the pain of being the
first proclaimant of her flight. One of the maids, a thoughtless girl,
who had been on an early errand to Gimmerton, came panting
upstairs, open-mouthed, and dashed into the chamber, crying:

“Oh, dear, dear! What mun we have next? Master, master, our
young lady--”

“Hold your noise!” cried I hastily, enraged at her clamorous

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