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Tales of the Cloister  (1901) 
by Elizabeth G. Jordan

From The Outlook (Sep. 7, 1901): [The ten stories] reveal much sympathy and still deeper respect for the life depicted; yet the sympathy is imbued with a quality of humor such as might be brought to bear upon a study of the unconscious action of children—humor which a woman of worldly experience may naturally throw around the lives of women too simple and circumscribed in their self-immolation to know how much of their old selves still lurks behind crucifix and cowl. Herself a pupil inmate of a convent for years, and holding a lifelong friendship with nuns—to one of whom she dedicates her book—we can easily appreciate the restraint which seems at times to hold the author's hand.

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HARPER'S

PORTRAIT COLLECTION

OF SHORT STORIES

VOLUME IV

Tales of the Cloister


by
Elizabeth G. Jordan
Author of
"Tales of the City Room"


Illustrated


Harper and Brothers publisher mark.png


New York and London
Harper & Brothers Publishers
1901

Copyright, 1901, by Harper & Brothers.


All rights reserved.
August, 1901.

TO

SISTER CLARE

WITH THE FRIENDSHIP

OF TWENTY YEARS

Contents

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Illustrations

  1. ELIZABETH G. JORDAN
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    Frontispiece
  2. "'YOU MAY LEAVE HIM,' SAID THE NUN, GENTLY"
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    Facing p. 34
  3. "THEY HAD NOT KNOWN SHE WAS THERE"
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    " 42
  4. "CROONING THE LITTLE LULLABY HE HAD DEMANDED"
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    " 46
  5. "'WHY DON'T YOU GO TO HER?'"
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    " 62
  6. "THEN WE ALL STROLLED OUT TOGETHER"
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    " 70
  7. "'I KNOW THAT MUSIC'"
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    " 124
  8. SISTER PATIENCE
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    " 164
  9. "STANDING AT THE WINDOW OVERLOOKING THE CONVENT GARDEN"
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    " 182
  10. "'YOU ARE GLAD TO SEE ME?'"
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    " 198
  11. "SHE RANG SLOWLY AND STEADILY"
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    " 240
  12. "THE NUNS DRESSED DROWSILY"
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    " 244
  13. "THE IMP CONQUERED AND REPENTANT"
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    " 250


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1947, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.