A Daughter of Judas; A Tale of New York City Fin-de-Siecle Life

A Daughter of Judas; A Tale of New York City Fin-de-Siecle Life

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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: ...him down lower--lower even than myself." With a fit of physical hysteria, the ardent memory-haunted child-of-pleasure drew again the fierce delights of passion's poisoned cup from the past. For yet she loved and craved the faithless one, while Van Arsdale was her victim, and Frederick Norton, subserviently following her bright unhallowed youth, idolised her in his awakened slavish passion. "I can afford to wait," she mused, her face growing stern. As the winter wore on, and Floyd Stanwix came not again, she conceived the idea of sending forth Norton to trace out the newer Paris who had borne away this blameless Helen of Athens. It was upon the eve of the French ball that she decided to dispatch Fred Norton to Europe at once. Her pride and vengeance could not wait, and her bitter curiosity overcame her. She was eager to get a hold on him, and to compass his ruin. Van Arsdale had lately made her own house the convenient rendezvous of a few men who were handling a giant scheme. Timorous of hostile notice at hotel and club, they were safe under Van Arsdale's shadowy roof-tree, presided over by quick-witted Rosalind Felton. In sheer weariness of isolation, Van Arsdale had grown nearer daily to the woman who was his useful spy and toy. A few moments before her dinner-hour, the millionaire entered hastily. "Rosie," he remarked, with an unusual seriousness, "I have a little favor to ask of you. Don't go to the ball to-night, till I return here. There are three or four of us who must meet there and talk a little thing over. I may be watched. The 'Street' is wild. Now, I will come here at ten and dress. I shall leave my house and walk through the club. My man will bring my case here. I can take a street coupe, and no one will...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658001X
  • 9781236580016