Dene Hollow

Dene Hollow

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...as he was going through the gate. "Pretty brisk, sir. Nothing much to complain of." "I think I shall try that fellow. Good morning." On the following afternoon Geoffry Clanwaring, leaving his wife at Malvern, went over to Harebell Farm to break the news of what he had done. Nothing, as he believed, had transpired; he took it for granted that the marriage was as yet a secret. Mr. Owen VOL. I. 11 happened to be in his barn when Geoffry rode in. Leaving his horse, Geoffry found him watching the threshing. Drawing the farmer outside, for the noise was deafening, Geoffry sat down on the shaft of a barrow, and told him what he had to tell. "I know all about it, Mr. Clanwaring." "Know it!" repeated Geoffry, starting up. But it might have struck him that the farmer listened very quietly, without any appearance of surprise. "Why, how did you get to know it, sir V "From my daughter Mary. I took the pony-chaise into Worcester early this morning to fetch home Maria, her mother not being well. It could not be kept from me then." A deprecating flush rose to the young man's ingenuous face. He held out his hand timidly. "You will not refuse to forgive me, sir! And--to--bless us both?" "My forgiveness will not be a material matter to you, Mr. Clanwaring," was the reply--and Geoffry could but note with what strangely calm sadness he was speaking. "Your father's will be of more moment than mine: and that, I fear, you will never get. I-cannot forgive Maria." "Oh, but she was not to blame; it was not her fault," ardently burst forth Geoffry. "She only yielded to me after months of persuasion." "There lies her fault--that she did yield," spoke the farmer...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512200
  • 9781236512208