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From Mazo de la Roche: the hidden life by Joan Givner. (Toronto:
Oxford University Press, 1989.)

Reunited after Mazo's mother's death 
  "Caroline met me at the Union Station. As the train drew in it 
was easy to distinguish her in the crowd on the platform, slim 
and straight in her black and white dress, a wing of bright hair 
against her little black hat.  How pale her face was and how blue
her eyes?
  After the sorrow, after the separation, it was an almost 
unbearable happiness to be together again."
(p.102)

Of their Summers together
  "Our laughter would mingle with the laughter of the loon, as we 
dipped our oars into the dark water and saw the great red moon 
rise out of the wood.  Even then there was no lapping of the lake
on the shore- fust a breathless tropic stillness.."
(p.103)

Mazo's poem to Caroline

To C.
How kind the moon is to the night
As you are kind to me,
Making It's cloistered darkness bright
Making its darkness fair to see.

The gentle moon with silver clothes
That mounted in darkness drear,
As yougive your sweet radiance
To make me smile when you are near.

In silence dreams the lonely night,
Until the moon ere long
Awakes a bird to voice delight
As in my heart you wake a song.

[To my dear Carolyn
The Story of Delight
is Lovingly Inscribed
Christmas 1925]
(p. 109)
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