Consequences, a Novel Volume 2

Consequences, a Novel Volume 2

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...and I've done for myself, that's what I've done. And now I have come on a fool's errand--I know that too." "What is it?" said Fargus, sitting down opposite to her, and bending forward to fix upon her a gaze full of kindliness. He felt both pity and liking for this curious undisciplined creature, child in artless impulse and woman in passionate determination. "You know I said I would gladly be of use to you in whatever way might be in my power." "It's just this," she cried, with that quiver of the lip he remembered so well. "Oh, I know you'll think I am mad! I want you to give me back those papers, since it was you' who took them from me. You won't, I know; I told you I came on a fool's errand, but a drowning man 'll catch at a straw, they say. Give me back them papers, for God's sake! I had no right to have brought them to you, and they can't mean as much to you as they do to me." Through their covering gloves the shapely hands, interlaced upon her lap, showed convulsive clutchings, and she returned his glance from hollow eyes, that looked as if they had not closed in slumber through long weary nights. He was grieved to see her so wasted, so fallen from her high estate of spirit and triumphant exuberance of healthy, beautiful life. "My dear child," he answered very gently, "have you come all this way to ask me to do an impossible thing? Those papers I saw burnt myself the very night after you brought them. But even were it not so, they belonged to Mr. Kerr by right, and I could never have returned them to you for Mr. Hillyard's peculiar designs." She listened in silence, compressing...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863933
  • 9781236863935