Collier's Volume 40

Collier's Volume 40

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...tolerably strong, for a Where my music is concerned I don't tire easily--physically, I mean. My mind never tires. Max, I have the essentials of ultimate success." Max nodded loyally, as one who admits his own defeat. "Then I must succeed. Why, only think how few have tliem--talent, and spiritual energy, and physical strength! There's something in the very bottom of soul that tells me I must use them. If I turned aside to something else, it would be as if an arrow refused to go where it was shot." After a silence the man spoke gently. "Do you love me, Emily?" The girl looked at him, her eyes misty, frank, defiant. "Not yet," she said. "I see," said the man, looking at the ground. "And you've made up your mind not to let yourself." I-Ie was silent, pondering sombrely, but unresentfully. That night Eniily filled the homm with nimia I love cake, too, as much as anybody--but I knww I can't have it. And, oh Max! I know you're a dear./" The man sat with his hands resting on his knees. "l guess you're right, Emily," he said at last. "Even if I had a good deal more money than I have--" "That has nothing to do with it," interrupted the girl positively. "Don't you see that it's the human ties that do the binding? A woman marries, and she straightwa becomes the centre of a spider's web of responsibilities, and duties, and opportunities, that didn't even exist before. Why should she complain? She knew--she made 'em. If you were as rich as Croesus, it would be the same. Besides, you will get rich some day, Max--as fast as an honest man can." Max looked up at her with a momentary eagerness. "And that wouldn't make any difference--the...show more

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  • Paperback | 540 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 953g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923340
  • 9781236923349