Anteros; A Novel Volume 2

Anteros; A Novel 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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...for all practical purposes, comes to nearly the same thing. "I must trust you, darling," she said piteously, "for I have no real right to call you to account now; but it would not the less break my heart if any evil befell you. Always remember that." A kiss was Lena's answer; and with few more words they parted, with peace seemingly betwixt them; but to neither couch came ready slumber or untroubled dreams. The next day was a very tranquil one; and the only incident worth recording, was Marian Ashl'eigh's announcement of her immediate departure. "I leave Lena in very safe hands now," she said, with her cheery laugh; "and it won't do to give Philip a substantial grievance to grumble about. He has been rather cavalierly treated already." To this resolution neither Lord Atherstone nor his wife could seriously demur. So, on the morrow, not without real reluctance, they suffered her to depart. But she herself was not l0th to go. Ill weeds, no less than stately trees, grow whilst men are sleeping; and Marian wist well that the seed sown under this roof-tree would thrive none the worse, for the present, without her tendance. Glynne called that same afternoon. With all her prejudices in arms against him, Mrs. Shafton was bound to confess that he behaved admirably. Neither then nor afterwards, so far as she could discern--and she watched them narrowly--did any sign of intelligence pass betwixt him and Lena; and Caryl's manner was scarcely so familiar as might have been expected in an old friend. The only approach to a confidence was bestowed on herself, when he took his leave. Lena had gone to the further end of the room, for some music that was to be returned to...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976819
  • 9781236976819