Autumn Man Uvres

Autumn Man Uvres

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...too strongly, sympathize too deeply with your sorrow, to be anything but faithful to the trust you have reposed in me. I believe I have some truth on my side. And may I be allowed to say one thing upon which I have no doubt?--for your daughter who is about to leave you it is impossible to give too much liberty. You understand this? " " I think you will see that I have done that. I have gone so far as to put her in the way of yourself and Colonel Bathurst." After this serious discussion Mrs. Elmore's perplexities increased. She began to doubt her own wisdom, for it was undeniably true, as Reilly had said, that the time should come when these girls would insist, as Adelaide had already, on taking some line for themselves. " Oh that they had been boys," she thought, in the bitterness of her spirit; and even as she half uttered the words, she recognized that if they had been boys her conscience, however strong, could only have helped to influence them; she never could have prevented them from any step save by persuasion. After all she decided to take the fairest view of things, and for the next few weeks allow her daughters the freedom Reilly deemed expedient. Under her very eye, their every footstep watched, with men such as these who were bound in honour to protect her, could there ever be a safer opportunity? Perhaps it was because he had nothing else to do; but for whatever-reason, it certainly happened that Reilly's mind dwelt continually on the curious circumstance that had been brought before him. He asked Bathurst one morning whether he had formed any idea about the strangeness of the whole proceeding as they knew it, and the colonel merely shrugged his shoulders and gave a very emphatic denial. "You are the man, Reilly, to have an idea," he...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678303
  • 9781236678300