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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
THE WOMAN WITH THE TORCH
The sun has long set on Glasgow. My eyes are weary from study and my heart is heavy with longing for you and my sisters.
My mind swirls with new knowledge of the human body. How fearfully and wonderfully made are we. My cup overflows.
Precious Father. Had it not been for your encouragement, becoming a physician would be an impossibility for a wee lass in this man’s world. As God is my witness, it shall not always be so. I promise to do my best to make you proud.
Your loving daughter,
Elsie Maude Inglis
With her many accomplishments, it was difficult to squeeze the magnitude of her influence into 100 words. So I chose a small but important piece of her life. To quote Elsie Inglis