Delilah of Harlem; A Story of the New York City of Today Volume 1

Delilah of Harlem; A Story of the New York City of Today Volume 1

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...pecuniary guard. When the usual comforts, dear to the clubman, were provided, Overton, producing a bundle of papers, said: "May I now trouble you?" Morton mentally ejaculated, as he chose a cigar: "I hope he won't read all those papers." That horrible fear was groundless. Fixing his eye on Morton, Overton gravely remarked: "You have met my friend Mrs. Ashton?" Morton started. He had not forgotten the handsomest woman his eyes had rested on in many long years. Forgotten! Never! "Certainly," replied Morton, his eyes kindling. "It is on her account that I wish to consult you," Tom continued, his eye catching every varying emotion fleeting over the banker's face. "I should be glad to be of any service," Morton said, with an appearance of decided interest, not lost on Overton. "I will be brief--I know your time is valuable. Her late husband, William Ashton, was my partner in some heavy operations out West. We held some valuable mining properties together. His estate is unsettled. It is under my control, and I am his executor. Poor Ashton was killed by Indians two years ago in Southern Colorado." Overton paused. Morton was eagerly following him. "Mrs. Ashton married very young, you can see," Tom resumed. Morton smiled and bowed. "Now, I will be frank, Mr. Morton. Ashton was a peculiar man. He did not wish his wife to be the prey of every fortune-hunter, and, in fact, he resented the general admiration she inspired, especially in the South and West. He left a singular will, giving all to her, though their union was childless, but stipulating that, should she marry within five years, she should forfeit all to some distant relatives of...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981944
  • 9781236981943