University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 189       hardly one could be found even for the most indispensable offices.
             Those that survived seemed to have lost all desire of living 
             longer.  Evidently, in human eyes, the house was nearing its fall.
                  Not to spread terror amongst the pupils, it was necessary to 
             keep the maladies and the deaths a secret.  Every day a new 
             procession winded its way in silence towards the cemetery of the 
             community, in the evening or early in the morning.  God grant that 
             we never again behold days and nights of such anguish!

             *****Note by Translator--In the original document the preceding 
             short chapter is bound in between the leaves of the following long 
             one, so that is does [not] connect with what precedes or what follows.  
             As the same sad story is told again in the following chapter, I am 
             under the impression that the writer did not intend the above to 
             be inserted especially as the long chapter dealing with the events 
             of 1854 is also called Chapter XIII.******************************

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