Disarmed, by the Author of 'Kitty'

Disarmed, by the Author of 'Kitty'

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...but awful; 'gaze, and be instructed. To the mind of man, much of the knowledge he desires is denied him, but thus much know and teach others. In yonder track of light, see prefigured human life, which is but a warfare between shining goodness and dark sin, each unit of the multitudes born on earth fighting under one banner or the other. If it is ordained that the life after the tomb remain an enigma for earthly sojourners, and all, except life itself, is mysterious, at least know that the soul vanquished by evil makes the sum of universal darkness greater and more portentous, whilst the gain of the humblest spirit to truth and loveliness is as another ray of light beaming, not only on this world, but throughout the entire universe, and not only to-day but always. Ask not then earthly, much less heavenly rewards, O children of men! Is it no reward to have added to God's best gift, man's best heritage, Light, for ever and for ever?'" Little was said at the time, but Christina thanked her cousin warmly, and Colette's tearful eyes afforded grateful comment. The next morning, the projected departure took place without unusually affectionate adieux. About an hour afterwards, however, Stephana found a note on her desk. It bore the well-known lozenge, with Christina's initials and motto underneath, "For one and the world." There was no letter, but the envelope held merely a slip of paper folded round a cheque. The draft was for five thousand pounds, and on the slip were written these words: --"Save my soul by your prayers!" CHAPTER XII. A Kew days after these events, Valerian suddenly appeared at Steppie's door, just at the time Arthura was at home. Steppie was the first to perceive him in the distance. She was one of those...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540670
  • 9781236540676