Dan to Beersheba; Or, Northern and Southern Friends

Dan to Beersheba; Or, Northern and Southern Friends

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...own sex than ours." Sybil had coloured slightly at the beginning of this speech, and turned her head away on the pretext of gathering a branch of roses; but the latter part, uttered in Clinton's usual easy manner, with a dash of goodhumoured reproach, made her turn towards him impulsively, and hold out her hand. " I do sympathize with you; I have felt the deepest interest in every word of your story; but you hardly spoke in a way that admitted of the expression of feeling: and if what I said a few minutes ago sounded hard, it arose from the regret and impatience I have felt ever since I have known you, at seeing a man who might live to so much purpose living to so little." She spoke with excitement, a colour like sunset on snow spreading over her face, and her dilating eyes seeming to flood her face with inspiration. A slight flush, a transient emotion, as it were the reflex of her own, passed over his face; he held her hand a moment and fixed his eyes on hers. She would not risk what might follow; she withdrew her hand and said, in an embarrassed and somewhat cold tone--her refuge in agitation: " We ought to go back to the house; we must have been here an hour!" and turned to go. He followed without an attempt to detain her. " The time has not come for either of us," he thought within himself; " but perhaps it may--perhaps my life may have a purpose after alL" They walked on in silence for some moments, and then she said: " Mrs. Lamar will have more interest for me than ever, but I shall understand her no better. Why is she almost taboo among a certain set in Charleston? " " I can hardly tell. She prefers the North, and says so; some rumours of her life in Paris have reached the good...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635868
  • 9781236635860