By Love and Law; The Story of an Honourable Woman Volume 1

By Love and Law; The Story of an Honourable Woman 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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...as much to her. Whereupon Lois uttered one or two sharp little sayings, after which, being still young and sensitive, she took to waking up in the middle of the night and crying for sheer mortification. "Oh why was I so stupid as to talk so much?" she asked herself again and again. "Why couldn't I hold my silly, chattering tongue? Never, as long as I live, will I again tell anyone anything! How could I have been such an idiot!" So Lois mourned day and night with a feeling of unbearable irritation and grief, as young things will mourn when their sweet, bright hopes have been roughly dashed to the ground and are lying broken all in pieces at their small feet, that, as yet, are so unfamiliar with sorrow's road. So has one seen in springtime fields green with fragile herb and trees lovely by reason of their first tender, crisp young leaves smiling in the April sunshine; but in the night a blight has come; the springing green herb has turned black and shrivelled; the tender young leaves have drooped limp on the boughs. The blackened herb perhaps is killed outright; but a warm wind blows, the leaden sky grows blue, and presently the limp leaves are fresh and crisp once more. So it was with Lois: her spirits flagged and drooped for awhile, but it was still summer time all around; still the roses bloomed on lawn and trellis, still Nattie's swift feet flew over the gravel paths, still Carrie's quiet ever-present sympathy encompassed her at every turn, and above and beyond all, there were a bustle and a stir in the house, a delightful sensation of gratified family pride, and a promise of abundant reward for long years of constant self-denial. Stephen Maltby's name showed up well on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910370
  • 9781236910370