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Lucy, Asleep?

Lucy is asleep and breathing softly. She has more colour in her cheeks than usual, and looks, oh, so sweet. If Mr. Holmwood fell in love with her seeing her only in the drawing-room, I wonder what he would say if he saw her now. Maybe one day 'Modern Women' writers will suggest that men and women should be allowed to see each other asleep before proposing or accepting. But I suppose the Modern Woman won't just accept a marriage proposal - she will do the proposing herself. And a nice job she will make of it, too! There's some consolation in that. I am so happy to-night, because dear Lucy seems better. I really believe she has turned the corner, and that her troubles with dreaming have finished. I should be completely happy if I only knew if Jonathan ... God bless and keep him safe.