Donovan, a Novel, by Edna Lyall

Donovan, a Novel, by Edna Lyall

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...beginning to overwhelm him again. Rouge, as he sipped his coffee contentedly, happened to look across the little marble table at his silent companion, and then for the first time realised that the day's anxiety had been something far severer than he could comprehend. For Donovan's face was worn and haggard, grey with that strange ghastliness which only comes on such young faces in times of great exhaustion; the firm mouth betrayed suffering, the eyes, though feverishly alive to all that was passing, had a painfully despairing look in them. " Donovan, lad," said Rouge, anxiously," you will come home now, won't you?" "You go home, captain," he answered, M 2 " you've had a long day, I? no, I can't come yet. I must see whether the police have found anything, and I must see her--Madame Berro-gain." " Milord, you'll only be ill again," remonstrated the old man, " you'll do for yourself one of these days." " That means I shall do the best thing that could be done," said Donovan, with an odd sudden smile, followed by a quick sigh. " But you see, captain, this coil of flesh is terribly tough. Good night, go home and rest." He pushed back his chair suddenly, threw down a franc beside the captain's cup, and before his companion could remonstrate had walked away rapidly alone. At length, wearily and quite hopelessly, he went to see if any of the agencies he had set to work had been successful in tracing M. Berrogain. He had some minutes to wait in the bureau of the chief official, but at last a small sharp-faced man appeared with a paper in his hand, and an all-pervading odour of garlic, which was quite beneath the dignity of his position. "You are come to inquire for Theodore Berrogain, disappeared mysteriously since the hour of 4 a.m. Good! I think we have...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662466
  • 9781236662460