The Clives of Burcot; A Novel Volume 1

The Clives of Burcot; A Novel Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...the risk of losing the countenance of Mrs. Ashworth, if I do this thing. She would forgive anything but this--she has said so repeatedly to me, in confidence. That Edward should marry, and marry secretly, will awaken her utmost resentment; and she is a strong-minded woman. If I forward this letter--that is, if you address it yourself, and I simply drop it into the post, she must never know of it. Then I think you had better go with Edward to England." " She shall never know that you helped me, ' I said, gladly; and taking the letter from my pocket, I was giving it to him--when a white and beautifully-shaped hand was stretched between us, and, turning round, we saw Edward and Mr. Billington standing behind our seat. There was a laughing devilry in Edward's blue eyes, before which my inmost spirit quailed. " The letter is mine," he said, with a soft and slow utterance, as he placed it carefully in his breast-pocket. " And now, Mitchell, tell me how you dare tamper between me, my wife, and my brother? " "Your wife?" repeated Mr.Mitchell, in a tone between a question and an assertion. "Ay, curse her!--my wife!" continued Edward, his lips curling and working with various expressions, none of them merciful towards me. " Billiijgton here was too clever for me, or do you thiuk I dared have saddled myself with a wife, while Mrs. Ashworth reigns at Burcot? But my downfall shall not be hurried on by either of you. I have both of you in my hands--Billington and Mitchell. If you ruin me I ruin you. We are all rowing in one boat--try to sink me, and you go to the bottom yourselves." My future life, not the mere outer life only, but the inner life of the soul, seemed to rest in the hands of these three men. I looked from one to the other anxiously. Edward, so...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658590
  • 9781236658593