Chimes Volume 3

Chimes Volume 3

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...to prove, you know--" "You are impatient, too impatient," cried the narrator quickly. "I have related the history of three, of which the tragedy of the Frenchwoman is the most appalling--of tlie three--do you hear me--OF THE THREE!" "Maurice," broke in Chesterton, "calm yourself, old fellow; you are terribly excited Warwickshire fell madly in love with the sane, perfectly-balanced Lorella. Sit down and discuss the thing quietly." "No, listen, you will listen to me now--Lorella, the gifted, the divine Lorella, had a husband, one who loved her, loved her passionately, loved her with the ardor of a god, and for whom the perjury of his immortal soul would have been as nothing--gentlemen, I am the fourth leaf of the clover." Bruce leaped to his feet. Chesterton stared at him as one in a trance. "My dear friends," smiled Maurice ironically, "calm yourselves, as you so wisely requested me to do. There is more to the story. Of what use is a tale, even such a mad one as this, without its denouement? Be patient, my friends, I beg you. Since I asked you here tonight for a definite purpose, I must request your forbearance." "Maurice, for the love of God--" "Yes," with a cynical smile, "the love of God. But wait--what time is it? Ah, there is time enough, time enough. Be seated, please. As I said, I loved my wife with my heartsblood. Even now, mark me, even now I would die for her. Is it not a pleasant thought--to die for ones beloved? But listen. I expended my fortune, a considerable one, in trying against hope to obtain a knowledge of Lorella. I used up all my once splendid energy in trying to trace her. I scoured the coast of France where the rescued...show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740157
  • 9781236740151