Carola. by Hesba Stretton

Carola. by Hesba Stretton

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...that she had been steeped in all this baseness and vileness? Could she have wound herself into his inmost heart if she had not always been the sweet, innocent, winsome girl she had seemed to him? 'Tell me what I ought to do, ' said Carola at last, turning to Mr. Arnold, who sat beside her. He took her icily-cold hand into his own as he answered her. 'My dear, ' he said kindly, 'you spoke wisely when you said Philip and you must forget one another. But I'm grieved for you both from my very heart. You had better leave us at once--to-morrow morning. Is there no old friend you could go to?' 'Yes, ' she replied, 'I remember him now, and oh! I ought not to have forgotten him so! There was an old Jew, who was very kind to me, and taught me the Ten Commandments, and made me keep them. I will go to him.' 'Is it near your old home?' inquired Mr. Arnold. 'It is my old home, ' she answered, shuddering; 'but I must go to him, for he will know the exact time when I saw George Bassett on the river. It was the night my grandmother died, only I do not know the date. I was so ignorant then. But Matthias will know; and if it was that night the man was drowned, then I saw it.' 'You must let the police know, ' said Mr. Arnold; ' they will want your evidence on the trial' 'Yes, ' she continued, with a deep sob; 'there will be a trial, and I shall have to tell all, and everybody will know! I can never come back here again.' 'No, my dear, ' he replied; 'it would be better not to come back again. But there are other village schools, and other places, and you've ways that will always win hearts to you. By-and-by you will get over this.' 'But oh! I shall never love any people again as I have loved you all!' she moaned; 'and what good would it be, if they cast me off when...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788613
  • 9781236788610