The Dingy House at Kensington. by the Author of 'The Troubles of Chatty and Molly'

The Dingy House at Kensington. by the Author of 'The Troubles of Chatty and Molly'

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ..."I don't believe he would make love even if he fell in love with any one," she went on still more awkwardly, her cheeks burning. "What do you suppose he would do, then?" "I don't know, I am sure. I don't believe he would show what he felt." "Then it doesn't matter in the least what he feels?" "Yes it does, it matters a great deal--at least, I daresay it does to some people." "Oh, nonsense!" said Miss Albury, impatiently. "Unless one shows what one feels, it doesn't matter a bit. I would just as soon you hate me as love me, if you make no sign. Hate and love that speak no language are harmless and useless. I never believe in your fine folk who pretend to feel a great deal, and brood over it in silence. I don't believe they really feel anything except a good deal of secret vanity, which does find language in their lives somehow without their knowing it. I knew a man once who simply broke a woman's heart in that way. She loved him dearly, and he in his way loved her, at least he thought he did; he found some scrap or crumb of liking for her in his heart, and he gratified his vanity by thinking what a fine feeling it was, and how grandly he loved her--though he treated her so coldly she could never suspect it. She broke her heart for him at last and died, and he went on brooding over that fine love of his all his days, thinking how true he was and how well he loved her, and yet never made a sign. I would have had him hanged. He killed her, as surely as if he had starved her to death," Margaret Albury said, bitterly. "But what makes you say all this to me?" asked Polly; her eyes flashing, and a strange feeling of dread at her heart. "I don't know, unless it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971639
  • 9781236971630