Alicia Tennant

Alicia Tennant

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...in his place, but if I were, absolute truth would be the only thing; there's no other means of making any sort of amend. I wish I had never come in your way, Alicia, then you would have been spared a good deal!" She shook her head. She could not wish this, in spite of all. In these last words his voice had been shaken--conflicting emotions were tearing fiercely at him; love and pity, and rage that he should, however unconsciously, have played a dishonourable part towards his friend. He mastered himself by an effort and went on. "I will do all I can, will get out of London as fast as possible, and take care meanwhile that we don't meet--you need have no fear of that being added to your difficulties. Be honest with Lynne; this will seem to you by-and-by like a bad dream--and that's the best we have to look forward to!"--he broke off bitterly, struck by the contrast between his last night's visions and this miserable morning. Alicia started up. "You are going!" she cried piteously, stretching out her hands. "Oh, don't leave me, don't leave me!" He took both her hands in his, and held them like a vice. "For God's sake, don't tempt me!" he said hoarsely. "I must go." They looked at one another, silently, intently--the next moment he was out of the room. THAT evening, in answer to a summons from Lady Margaret, Geoffrey Tennant went to her house, where, to judge by the time he remained, a sufficiently long conversation might have passed between them. When he at last rose to go, rather from having exhausted suggestions than arrived at any definite result, Lady Margaret repeated an uneasy fear to which she had more than once alluded....show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951433
  • 9781236951434