The Curse of Intellect

The Curse of Intellect

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: tamper with the strongest feelings of weak mortality! How thankful I am Kitty is free! The title, dear Colin, I think, goes to the brother. The estates of course follow." "All entailed, I believe," said I, smiling. "Always the same light-hearted creature!" said she. "But the subject is too grave, too sad, for laughter. I must comfort dear Lord Dase. I must see him at once with Kitty. Oh, dear Mr Chullaby, you have broken the awful event so kindly, so gently, so eloquently, with such poetic sympathy, to me, that you must break it to dear Kitty! Would you ring the bell? Twice please, for Kitty's maid." A girl with a white scared face came in. "Oh! if you please, my lady, I can't find Miss Champernowne: we've looked everywhere. All we found was this letter. On her dressing-table, my lady--addressed to you, my lady." "Give it to me." Lady Champernowne spoke sharply and quickly. I guessed the purport of the letter, and wondered what she would do. But it is always the unexpected that happens. She surprised us both--Chullaby gave forth a rabbit-like scream--by bursting into a loud laugh. "Water, Colin! water, quick!" cried Chullaby, and he moved to support her. "No, no! I am quite well," said she, waving him back; "but thank you so much, dear Mr Chullaby. How wicked of me to laugh at such a time, after so terrible a loss! But you remember, Colin--you remember, dear Mr Chullaby--I spoke of the hand of Providence? You remember? Kitty did not love him. Ah! when can a mother's eye be deceived? A mother's heart? So awful to her was marriage with that man--I always feared his temper was bad--that she has-run off with Mr Flam well, and they will be married to-day, if not now man...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236615411