A Daughter's Sacrifice

A Daughter's Sacrifice

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...then, in another voice, "Make haste and take it before any one comes in." "Thanks," he said, coolly pocketing the money; "you have rendered me an immense service." "I am glad to hear it, for I am afraid, as I told you yesterday, it would be the last one I should be able to render you." "You don't speak as kindly as you did yesterday," said Malloret, with rather a hard manner. "Perhaps I don't feel the same. Women vary, you know. However, I hope you will give me no further occasion for reproaches. I trust I shall never see you after to-day." "You are getting more impolite every minute," he said, with a disagreeable smile, "and I have no doubt that you will be surprised to hear that I have just been struck by an idea, which, however, I fear is not at all in accordance with your wish. Would you like to hear it?" "I suppose it is something fiendish." "Fiendish?" "I don't expect much else from you." "It is not fiendish. On the contrary, it would be an act of self-sacrifice on my part, and be the means of assuring your security--from me, at any rate--for the rest of your life." "Well, let me hear it," she said, interested in spite of herself. Then he paused a few seconds, and, looking her straight in the face, said: "Why should I not marry your daughter?" Mrs. Maroni started. The proposition was so unexpected, so monstrous, that for the moment she felt speechless and unable to collect her thoughts. And then she controlled herself, and said in a calm voice: "Your idea is a very humorous one. Of course you intend it for a joke?" "Not at all. It...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806166
  • 9781236806161