The Accursed Race. the Doom of the Griffiths. Half a Life-Time Ago. the Poor Clare. the Half-Brothers
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...He shuflled his position. He shuflied in his words. "What is it you ask? My sister has said many things." l "I ask you," said Susan, trying to give a crystal clearness both to her expressions and her pronunciation, "if, knowing as you do how Will is afllicted, you will help me to take that charge of himwhich I promised my mother on her death-bed that I would do; and which means, that I shall keep him always with me, and do all in-my power to make his life happy. If you will do this, I will be your wife; if not, I remain unwed." "But he may get dangerous; he can be but a trouble; his being here is a pain to you, Susan, not a pleasure." "I ask you for either yes or no," said she, a little contempt at his evading her question mingling with her tone. He perceived it, and it nettled him. "And I have told you. I answered your question the last time I was here. I said I would ne'er keep house with an idiot; no more I will. So now you've gotten your answer." "I have," said Susan. And she sighed deeply. " Come, now," said Mrs. Gale, encouraged by the sigh; " one would think you don't love Michael, Susan, to be so stubborn in yielding to what I'm sure would be best for the lad." " Oh! she does not care for me," said Michael. " I don't believe she ever did." "Don't I? Haven't I?" asked Susan, her eyes blazing out fire. She left the room directly, and sent Peggy in to make the tea; and catching at Will, who was lounging about in the kitchen, she went up-stairs with him and bolted herself in, straining the boy to her heart, and keeping almost breathless, lest any noise she...
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