All the Year Round Volume 2, PT. 41

All the Year Round Volume 2, PT. 41

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ..." His name was John Bell." "And you really loved him enough to stay by him there, and turn your back on all the world beside'! " "I loved him as a brother: closer, indeed, than a brother! " "No wonder, then, you managed to do without your legitimate relations," said May, but not in her usual mocking tone, rather as if this little story which John had told her gave her some clue to his character. Then, as the dog-cart turned in at the lodge-gate, May said hurriedly; " I am sorry for what I said this afternoon, John, about the timber in the park. Arthur was telling me of your intention of employing the old men on the work, and I think it is a very good idea. I hope you will set them at it at once." " So you believed Twisden's word 1 " They had pulled up at the hall door, and George had come to the mare's head at the sound of wheels. John jumped down on the wrong side of the cart and came round to help his sister before she could extricate herself from her rugs. She made no answer to his last observation, and they entered the house side by side. "Good night," May said, holding out her hand in more friendly fashion than she had yet shown since her brother's return. "I have liked my drive, and--and---I hope you will have your smoke now." "Good night;" and John, bending his black head, kissed her hand. May was so surprised that she forgot to be furious. CHAPTER VIII. A KISS. WHAT a very long day it had been! May stood before her dressing-table combing out her long yellow plaits, and thinking back to the events of the afternoon. So much had happened since she had discussed the advisability of leaving Bulteel more

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  • Paperback | 548 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 966g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793137
  • 9781236793133