All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 12; V. 32
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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...premeditated falsehood and deceit. They over-persuaded her--you cannot tell what arguments, what taunts they used--they over-persuaded her. You never could have dreamed that you had married a woman of strong character; you have not been in that way deceived. If you had heard her defence, you would have doubtless found there had been less wickedness than weakness in her conduct." So I pleaded despairingly. "But I find I have married a woman of strong character! She is strong in evil, strong in defying me. Strong in taking her own way and holding her own path. Strong in the subtleties of her obstinacy." There was a silence of some length after those words of his, to which I did not know how to answer. Then I said, speak ing from a sudden, and, as I afterwards found, a true inspiration--"I fancy I can tell you what argument prevailed with Elfie, or rather to what passion her tempters appealed--to her jealousy. They persuaded her you would be at that ball yourself, to meet some one with whom you did not care that she should see you, and that for such reason you had forbidden her to go." "Pshaw!" ho said roughly. "She cares too little for me to be jealous of me. Besides," was added in a less convinced tone, "the only woman of whom she can ever have had the slightest shade of cause even to dream of being jealous was the last woman in the world likely to be there." "That she would not know. In some ways she is very ignorant, I would even say innocent. She might be easily duped by such people as Mr. Ramsay and his sister." To this he did not answer. As much to break a silence which made me nervous as for any good could come of such a question, I asked, "Is there no way in which...
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