Daisy Thornton

Daisy Thornton

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Excerpt: ...Tell her so, please; tell her to bid me come. Say the word yourself, and almost before you know it I'll be there. "Truly, lovingly, waitingly, your wife, " Daisy ." "P. S.-To make sure of this letter's safety I shall send it to New York by a friend, who will mail it to you. "Again, lovingly, Daisy Thornton ." This was Daisy's letter, which Guy read with such a pang in his heart as he had never known before, even when he was smarting the worst from wounded love and disappointed hopes. Then he had said to himself, "I can never suffer again as I am suffering now," and now, alas, he felt how little he had ever known of that pain which tears the heart and takes the breath away. "God help her," he moaned, -his first thought, his first prayer for Daisy, the girl who called herself his wife, when just across the hall was the bride of a few hours, -another woman who bore his name and called him her husband. With a face as pale as ashes, and hands which shook like palsied hands, he read again that pathetic cry from her whom he now felt he had never ceased to love; ay, whom he loved still, and whom, if he could, he would have taken to his arms so gladly, and loved and cherished as the priceless thing he had once thought her to be. The first moments of agony which followed the reading of the letter were Daisy's wholly, and in bitterness of soul the man she had cast off and thought to take again cried out, as he stretched his arms toward an invisible form: "Too late, darling; too late. But had it come two months, one month, or even one week ago, I would, -I would, -have gone to you over land and sea, but now, -another is in your place, another is my wife; Julia, -poor, innocent Julia. God help me to keep my vow; God help me in my need." He was praying now; and Julia was the burden of his prayer. And as he prayed there came into his heart an unutterable tenderness and pity for her. He had thought he loved her an hour ago; he believed he loved her now, or...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236683501
  • 9781236683502