's ill health.
She consulted Mr. Clarke
, but felt afterward that this was a mistake.
“My daemon says: ‘Go and say nothing.
Nobody can help you bear your own child.’
No matter how fatiguing these journeys were, she never failed to find some enjoyment in them; many were the pleasant “fruits of friendship” gathered along the way. Some one of the sisters was sure to have a tiny teapot in her basket; another would produce a spirit-lamp; they drank their tea, shared their sandwiches, and were merry.
She loved to travel with her “dear big Livermore
,” with Lucy Stone
, and the faithful Blackwells
, father and daughter; perhaps her best-loved companion was Ednah Cheney
, her “esteemed friend of many years, excellent in counsel and constant and loyal in regard.”
Once she and Mrs. Cheney
appeared together at an “A. A.W.”
meeting in a Southern city, where speaking and singing were to alternate on the programme.
It was in their later years: both were silver-haired
Our mother was to announce the successive numbers.
Glancing over the programme, she saw that Mr.
So-and-So was to sing “The two Grenadiers.”
With a twinkling glance toward Mrs. Cheney
, she announced, “The next number will be The two Granny Dears
The Reverend Antoinette Blackwell
, describing one of these journeys, says:--
“As we went onward I was ready to close my eyes and ‘loll’ or look lazily out to see the flying landscape ”