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4. Nnrses m hospitals are rather apt to lay too rouah stress on the advantages reoeived by the patients and their duty of thankfulness ; but still it is the poor soldier who suiTors most from always having his onuses to be grateful flung m his teeth. Witness the following story : — Chaplain :So poor Hopkins is dead. I shonld have liked to speak to him once again and soothe bis last moments ; why didn't you call mc 1 Hospital orderly : j didn't thluk yoa ought to have been disturbed for 'Opkins, Sir, so I just soothed him as best I oould myself. Chaplain : Why, and what did you say to him 1 Orderly; '"Opkins." sez I, "ycu're mortal bad." "I am," sc z 'c. " 'Opkins," sez I, "I don't think you'll get better." •'No,"s.z'e. "' Opkins," s<z I, •'you're golni{ fast." "Yes," a<z'e. " 'Opkins," • _. I " I don't think you oan 'ope to go to 'eaven." " I don't think 1 can." sez 'c. «• Well then, 'Opkins," sez I, "you'll po to *ell." "I suppoje so," sez 'e. *• 'Opkins," sez I, "yon ought to be worry grateful as there's a place perwlded for you, aod tbat you've got somewhere to go." And I tbiok 'c 'card, sir, and then 'c died.

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SOOTHING HIS LAST MOMENTS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888

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SOOTHING HIS LAST MOMENTS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888

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