Andromeda Volume 2

Andromeda Volume 2

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...is she the only one, then, who has squandered a kingdom?" asked Marlowe, with a sigh. "I have thought sometimes that there is an insecurity about all thrones; and surely 'tis the hopeless causes and the lost crowns that have known completest service." He turned and looked at her, smiling. "I thought once I should always love you. It was a boy's dream, and yet it had this much of truth in it--that what belonged to you no other woman can ever touch. I forget you. That's true enough. But when I do remember you, you are different; you have a place apart. There is nothing strange in that. You hurt me enough to make me remember She bent her head gravely. "Yes," she said, "I know that I hurt you." you." "And now the wound is healed. It will hardly' ache now, even under pressure; even your touch does not re-awaken the old throbbing. You have gone out of my life. I look at you, I speak to you; yet you are gone. And I am content to know that it is so." They walked almost the whole length of the shadowy pergola in silence. As they stepped out into the light again, Nevil stood still. "It is over, and I am content; that is the strange part of it. I am content to have it so!" She turned her magnificent eyes slowly towards him. "And yet you really loved me, Nevil," she said simply. The words gave him a curious pang. "Upon my life I did!" he cried out with sudden passion. "Why should I not have loved you, Gina! You never cared for me. And yet you could have done what you chose--what you chose with me then." "No, I never loved you," she said quietly. "I tried to once, but I never, never really cared. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971833
  • 9781236971838