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Pamela or Virtue Rewarded

And we shall receive you with more pleasure than we had at your birth, when all the
worst was over; or than we ever had in our lives.
And so God bless you till the happy time comes! say both your mother and I, which
is all at present, from
Your truly loving PARENTS.
Letter 18
DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER,
I thank you a thousand tines for your goodness to me, expressed in your last letter. I
now long to get my business done, and come to my new old lot again, as I may call
it. I have been quite another thing since my master has turned me off: and as I shall
come to you an honest daughter, what pleasure it is to what I should have had, if I
could not have seen you but as a guilty one. Well, my writing-time will soon be over,
and so I will make use of it now, and tell you all that has happened since my last
letter.
I wondered Mrs. Jervis did not call me to sup with her, and feared she was angry;
and when I had finished my letter, I longed for her coming to bed. At last she came
up, but seemed shy and reserved; and I said, My dear Mrs. Jervis, I am glad to see
you: you are not angry with me, I hope. She said she was sorry things had gone so
far; and that she had a great deal of talk with my master, after I was gone; that he
seemed moved at what I said, and at my falling on my knees to him, and my prayer
for him, at my going away. He said I was a strange girl; he knew not what to make of
me. And is she gone? said he: I intended to say something else to her; but she
behaved so oddly, that I had not power to stop her. She asked, if she should call me
again? He said, Yes; and then, No, let her go; it is best for her and me too; and she
shall go, now I have given her warning. Where she had it, I can't tell; but I never met
 
 
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