Doctor Vandyke; A Novel Volume 3

Doctor Vandyke; A Novel Volume 3

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...exce1lency's ball looking at you." " She is with the family." "And still insane? " "The word is strong, doctor. She is deaf, dumb, and weak in mind, from an accident--a fall from horseback which drove, it is supposed, a portion of bone into the brain." "Ah? But why was no operation You are dis ever performed? I mean no surgical operation." "The attempt was made, I believe, but the child struggled so violently that 'twas impossible." An expression of extreme joy and triumph overspread the countenance of Dr. Vandyke. "I was not mistaken, then," he muttered; "but for my grand discovery--" He stopped suddenly, and said: "When did you last see our friend Lord Ruthven? " "This morning." The words were forced from the lips, and a suppressed groan came out with them. The marvellously acute ears of the physician caught the sound. " Enough--I know all now," he muttered; "they are rivals for the love of my little patient, and it is Ruthven who will win." Innis turned his gloomy eyes upon his companion. He had caught the word Ruthven. " You are speaking of his lordship? " he said. " Was I? Well, this soliloquizing is a bad habit. Ruthven, however, makes one think. Mad--mad as aMarch hare! " " Lord Ruthven? " "Himself. Do you doubt it? What else explains his fits and starts--his vislons--his terrible look at times as he glances over his shoulder? He is mad--and yet as sane aman too as I ever encountered." The doctor chuckled. "Science tells of such cases," he said.. " I had not thought thus of his lordship," said Innis. "He is...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876830
  • 9781236876836