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At the striking of the half-hour there was a stir of the weak body-a profound sigh.
The moments passed, and after a time the clock in the hall struck one.
Mrs. Davis sent a telegram to Lester saying that Vesta was dead, but, being absent, there was no response.
If only some counselor of eternal wisdom could have whispered to her that obvious and convincing truth-there are no dead.
After the Pacific Slope, the great Middle West found utterance in the dialect verse of Mr. John Hay, and after that began the exploitation of all the local parlances, which has sometimes seemed to stop, and then has begun again.
Louisiana found expression in the Creole stories of Mr. G. W. Cable, Indiana in the Hoosier poems of Mr. James Whitcomb Riley, and central New York in the novels of Mr. Harold Frederic; but nowhere was the new impulse so firmly and finely directed as in New England, where Miss Sarah Orne Jewett's studies of country life antedated Miss Mary Wilkins's work.