Beyond the Rocks

Beyond the Rocks

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...to love." "You were perfectly right once. I did not know," he said; "-and perhaps I don't now, unless to feel the whole world is a sickening blank without one woman, is to love--really to love." Anne noticed the weariness of his pose and the vibration in his deep voice. She was stirred and interested as she had never been. This dear brother of hers was not wont to care very-much. In the past it had always been the women who had sighed and longed, and he who had been amused and pleased. She could not remember a single occasion in the last ten years when he had seemed to suffer, although she had seen him apparently devoted to numbers of women. "And what are you going to do?" she asked, with sympathy. "She is married, of course?" "Yes." "Hector, don't you want me to speak about it?" He took a chair now by his sister's sofa, and he began to turn over the papers rather fast which lay on a table near by. "Yes, I do," he said, "because after all you can do something for me. I want you to be particularly kind to her, will you, Aime dear?" ' "But, of course; only you must tell me who she is and where I shall find her." "You will find her at Claridge's, and she is only the wife of an impossible Australian millionaire called Brown--Josiah Brown." "Poor dear Hector, how terrible," thought Anne. "It is not the American, then?" she said aloud. "There never was any American," he exclaimed. "Monica is the most ridiculous gossip, and always sees wrong. If she had not Jack to keep her from talking so much she would not leave one of us with a rag of...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977408
  • 9781236977403