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Working Away Every Morning Like Steam-engines

  • Isobel Field
Part of the Macmillan Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)

Abstract

From Isobel Field and Lloyd Osbourne, Memories of Vailima (1902) 8–16, 41–53, 81, 96–103. Hostility towards her step-father had long since evaporated (the reconciliation is described in her later book, This Life I’ve Loved, 251–2) and Belle became an invaluable amanuensis. Towards the end of 1892 she began keeping a journal, which allegedly recorded substantial amounts of Louis’s sayings and conversations, and eventually filled two volumes. As evidence of his fondness, she notes that while in Sydney in March 1893, Louis gave her mother and herself topaz rings (his birthstone) accompanied by verses:

These rings, O my beloved pair.

For me on your brown fingers wear:

Each a perpetual caress,

To tell you of my tenderness. (31–2).

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  • Isobel Field

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