Clovie and Madge

Clovie and Madge

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Christmas, probably longer!" "Oh, how lovely for you!" exclaimed Madge, enthusiastically. Then she added, playfully, "It is just as well for you to get a little more age upon you, sir, before you settle down in your own rectory." Nothing could be more natural than Madge's tone and manner. Herbert felt it--felt it with a pang at the time, but thought of it afterwards with pleasure. It was quite evident Madge cared nothing for him, and to know that would help him to stifle his love for her. Would it? Ah! Herbert Lloyd had yet to learn the strength of an affection he thought to suppress. His voice was firm enough when he said "goodbye." His hand trembled a little, but Madge would not notice that. "Keep a diary, Herbert," were her last words, as she put one of the roses which she held in her hand in his coat. "You will be glad some day to recall what you have seen." "Yes; I will keep some record," he replied, "if I find the time. Good-bye again," and raising his hat, Herbert turned and walked leisurely towards the house with Mr. Morton. And Madge? Sped through the kitchen garden, passing swiftly up a side staircase on to her own room. Her bedroom and boudoir adjoined. She locked the outer and the inner door, and throwing herself upon her knees, and burying her face upon the couch, she wept as she had never wept in her life before. Presently she broke out in a weary wail--oh, that Herbert Lloyd could have heard it!--"He does not care for me! He has no thought of me! Good, noble Herbert! You are too good for me! Of course you are too whole-heartedly good, too upright to think of one so careless, so heedless, so utterly given up to this world. But Herbert--Herbert, you might...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490525
  • 9781236490520