All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 4; V. 24

All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 4; V. 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...You look at life as a comedy; nothing to you is serious, nothing deep. The passing gratification of the hour--that is all you care for. It amused you to talk with me; and after I had been in your mother's house three weeks, you could not resist behaving as you did. So much for my influence!" "Pray don't refer to that again. To prove your influence, let me tell you that I've already taken the first step towards working seriously. No one but you could have got me to take it. As to my future, if you only will, you shall direct it entirely." "I cannot. You see how unable I am to direct myself. I know that life was not given us to waste, as you do. You have capital abilities, and, you say, perseverance. I can only beg you to turn your life to some better account than yon have done." "Will you help me, Mary?" "My name is not Mary." A smile just touched the corners of her month. "You must forget that name. I left it behind me at Beckworth.... A man should not require 'help' to do what is right." "He does, though. And there is a help which only a woman can give him. Last week I meant to have waited before I spoke to you again. But all is changed now. I can't wait. You have left Beckworth. They tell me you refuse to return to your home. What is the use of waiting? In what I said to you last week I shall never change. I shall be the same a year--two years hence. Why wander about any longer in this way, when there is a home opening its arms to receive yon?" "It does not--it never will open its arms," she replied. "Were I to marry you, your mother's worst suspicions would bo confirmed. Say no more about it. It can never be." "Is this the only obstacle?... Tell me one...show more

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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543580
  • 9781236543585