The Curb of Honour

The Curb of Honour

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...would have meant many a sleepless night and sorrowful day." Then, with wholly unwonted confidence that did not escape Rugden's eye, he turned to Eldred, telling a pretty story of village romance. The beautiful creature thus saved was to be sold next fair-day, and with the price his parishioners, ean this and Celine that, would set up house keeping. Impatient of flattery, the young pastor T/re Curb of Honour. I0 could no more resist its influence than any other mortal. Gay, self-reliant, insouciant, he now surprised his three guests, but most of all himself. Rugden's harmless little ruse, as he chose to call it, was kept up, oe's ignorance of French and unsuspiciousness making the task easy. Lamenta still wore that plain gold ring on the fourth finger of her left hand, and played her new part to perfection. Indeed, it was easy enough; for years past she had treated her employer with the rough and ready unceremoniousness of a spouse. i oe, moreover, was too much occupied in castle-building to notice meaning looks and covert allusions. He was always wanting to see Rollo. He never remembered the fact of Rollo wanting to see him. Such a desire could only mean one thing, he was to be handsomely bribed for taking himself off. Why be squeamish? A B C not plainer. Impatient for the coming interview as lover awaiting his mistress, he found time-killing in the excellent fare. "On my word, Mrs. Rugden," he said, addressing himself to Lamenta, "Rollo will last years longer, thanks to your feeding up." Lamenta, then busily occupied in carving, gave the unworthy compliment its due. She literally flung it at the speaker's face. "Thank you," she said, "for making me appear an...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963830
  • 9781236963833