The Bertrams. a Novel Volume 2

The Bertrams. 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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... but for a moment. "Lady Harcourt," Bertram had said, "how well you do this sort of thing!" "Do 1?" she answered. "Well, one ought to do something well." "Do you mean to say that your excellence is restricted to this?" "Pretty nearly, such excellence as there is." "I should have thought--" and then he paused. "You are not coming to reproach me, I hope," she said. "Reproach you, Lady Harcourt! No; my reproaches, silent or expressed, never fall on your head." "Then you must be much altered;" and as she said these last words, in what was hardly more than a whisper, she saw some lady in a distant _part of the room to whom some attention might be considered to be due, and rising from her seat she walked away across the room. It was very shortly after that Adela had spoken to him. For many a long and bitter day, Bertram had persuaded himself that she had not really loved him. He had doubted it when she had first told him so calmly that it was necessary that their marriage should be postponed for years; he had doubted it much when he found her, if not happy, at least contented under that postponement; doubt had become almost certainty when he learnt that she discussed his merits with such a one as Henry Harcourt; but on that day, at Richmond, when he discovered that the very secrets of his heart were made subject of confidential conversation with this man, he had doubted it no longer. Then he had I gone to her, and his reception proved to him that his doubts had been too well founded--his certainty only too sure. And so he had parted with her--as we all know. But now he began to doubt his doubts--to be less certain of his...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236896823
  • 9781236896827