The Atonement of Leam Dundas; A Novel Volume 1

The Atonement of Leam Dundas; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Mrs. Dundas; she simply answered: "And I would not willingly displease you." Mr. Dundas gave a heavy sigh. "What a fool I have been!" he almost groaned. "Ah!" said Madame sympathetically, "if we could but go back on our lives!" "I would cancel mine; all of it, all!" said Mr. Dundas with dangerous fervour. Then, sinking his voice, he added: "All but my friendship with you, dear friend!" "And I would meet you half way," said Madame. Pepita heard no more. A thousand voices seemed suddenly to break out in her head, mingled with the roar of waters and the clanging of brazen bells. Her brain was on fire, her heart felt like a lump of ice, her throat had closed so that she could not breathe; and then a shower of sparks, a stream of flame, seemed to flash across her eyes, as with a deep groan she sunk on the ground struck down with the apoplexy of hate and revenge. What followed was to Leam like a horrible dream where she was bound hand and foot and delivered over to be tortured by men and demons. She saw her father 'and Madame de Montfort appear suddenly from the arbour; and she felt Madame attempt to draw her away from her mother, by whose senseless body she ' Then she saw Dr. and Mrs. Corfield standing there, and Alick too--Alick, with his ugly, tender face strangely beautified to her in this moment of dream and terror. They too came suddenly, she did not know how, as if by magic up from the earth, or shot through the Dr. Corfield had a small steel blade shining between his fingers. She saw him strip her mother's large, soft--, olive-tinted arm; and then she found herself standing apart, facing the river, and supported by Alick whose eyes were...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746279
  • 9781236746276