By Maria Monk
This quantity comprises an appendix containing reception of the 1st versions, sequel of her narrative, assessment of the case; additionally a complement giving extra details of the nunnery and grounds. This booklet embraces the contents of the 1st variations of the author's lousy Disclosures, including the sequel of her narrative, giving an account of occasions after her break out from the Nunnery, and of her go back to Montreal to acquire criminal research of her fees. It additionally furnishes the entire testimony that was once released opposed to her, of each description, in addition to that which used to be given in affirmation of her tale. on the shut should be came across a evaluation of the total topic, provided by way of a gentleman good certified for the aim; and at last, a quick complement, giving extra details fascinating to the general public. as a result of the age and shortage of the unique we reproduced, a few pages can be spotty, pale or tricky to learn.
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It consists of several parts: First, the Superior read to us a chapter from a book, which occupied five minutes. Then profound silence prevailed for fifteen minutes, during which we were meditating upon it. Then she read another chapter of equal length, on a different subject and we meditated upon that another quarter of an hour; and after a third reading and meditation, we finished the exercise with a prayer, called an act of contrition, in which we asked forgiveness for the sins committed during the Orison.
The Superior, as there was every reason to believe, on all such occasions, when she did not herself appear, hastened to the apartment adjoining that in which the nuns were going, there to listen through the thin partition, to hear whether all performed their parts aright. It was not uncommon for her to go rather further, when she wanted time to give such explanations as she could have desired. " and hurry us off without a moment's delay, to do our best at a venture, without waiting for instructions.
This passage leads to the old nuns' sleeping-room on the right, and the Superior's sleeping-room, just beyond it, as well as to a staircase which conducts to the nuns' sleeping-room, or dortoir, above. At the end of the passage is a door opening into-3d. The dining-room; this is larger than the community-room, and has three long tables for eating, and a chapelle, or collection of little pictures, a crucifix, and a small image of the infant Saviour in a glass case. This apartment has four doors, by the first of which we are supposed to have entered, while one opens to a pantry, and the third and fourth to the two next apartments.