The End Crowns All; A Life-Story

The End Crowns All; A Life-Story

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...before raising it to his lips. "I confess the trespasser had the bearing of a gentlewoman; cool, very cool. I doubt if any one could put her in a flurry. Well, we will call her Laurentia; and if the fashion of fifty years ago is no offence, I would say, Let us drink to the health of Laurentia, eh, Paul?" "The name suits her well enough, father, for she lives at Laurel Cottage," Paul said, inwardly chafing under the knowledge that Petrarch's Laura or Madame de Stael's Corinne was simply Miss Ling? The subject of so much speculation reached Laurel Cottage about six o'clock, and found her mother much distressed by her long absence. "Oh, my dear, I have been so anxious! Has anything happened, Stephanie?" "No, dear mother, except that I was caught trespassing in the grounds of Combe Place. We are too near Combe Place. I did not take in that a grand house was so near us. I am afraid we shall have to take up our tent again and move on." "Oh, Stephanie, I cannot go on living this hunted life! It will kill me. Is it necessary? Must it be?" A shadow as of sudden pain came over Stephanie's beautiful face as she bent over her mother, saying: "It must be. I am so sorry to cause you trouble, mother. You know this retirement must last for the present." "Unless you marry a man who could endow you with enormous wealth, and by doing so bring back to me my poor boy, my only son." "Mother!" Stephanie said, clasping her hands, "I cannot do this thing. I will not. Nothing can change my resolution. Do not add to my pain by going over the old ground." "I cannot help going over it," Mrs. Bolingbroke said fretfully....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960513
  • 9781236960511