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Adela Cathcart, Volume 1

George MacDonald

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I think it is quite professional. The other day,' he said, 'I was sent for, and I went straight as the crow flies, and I beat a little baby only by five minutes after all.' Of course after that there was nothing more to say."

"He has very queer notions, hasn't he?"

"Yes, he has, for a medical man. He goes to church, for instance."

"I don't count that a fault."

"Well, neither do I. Rather the contrary. But one of the profession here says it is for the sake of being called out in the middle of the service."

"Oh! that is stale. I don't think he would find that answer. But it is a pity he is not married."

"So it is. I wish he were. But that is a fault that may be remedied some day. One thing I know about him is, that when I called him in to see one of my boarders, he sat by his bedside half an hour, watching him, and then went away without giving him any medicine."<. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Read the the Light Princess...untouchable!

This book became a task to finish, but I would say there were some incredible moments. Rich truths baked within its story, and if you take the time, can really do something special in your heart. I am glad I read it, though the story was a little too distracted for my liking.

Great. simple profound and wonderful. Almost a lite read, but there are deeper bits of MacDonald throughout that save this (and the other two volumes) from being like a Grace Livingston Hill novel.

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Quotes I love from the book-

Page 5
“But the night and the frost wake the sunshine of a higher world in our hearts; and who cares for winter weather at Christmas?—I believe in the proximate correctness of the date of our Saviour's birth. I believe he always comes in winter. And then let Winter reign w

Mind exercise, spiritual calesthenics

Ever since a friendship reintroduced me to George MacDonald, i have eagerly been reading his works. It is not his skill at writing so much as his understanding of God and man, Jesus and faith that intrigue me. Less dogma; more agape.