The Everlasting Arms

The Everlasting Arms

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Excerpt: ...later days he had doubted its objective reality, and yet there had been times when it had been the most potent force in his life. It had become such a great and glorious fact that everything else had sunk into insignificance. Then there was that scene in the library at Wendover. He had been on the point of signing the paper which Count Romanoff had prepared for him. Under Pg 174 this man's influence, right and wrong had appeared to him but a chimera of the imagination. The alternative which had appeared before him stood out in ghastly clearness. He had only to sign the paper, and all the riches which he thought were his would remain in his possession. But he had not signed it. Again that luminous form had appeared, while a hand, light as a feather, but irresistible in its power, had been laid upon his wrist, and the pen had dropped from his fingers. And now the angel had come to him again. Even as he looked, he could see her plainly, while the same yearning eyes looked into his. "Mr. Faversham!" He started, like a man suddenly wakened from a dream, and again he saw the woman who had been spoken of as Olga, and who had thrilled him by her presence and by the magic of her voice, standing by his side. "Forgive me," he said, "but tell me, do you see anyone on the platform?" The girl, for she appeared to be only two or three and twenty, looked at him in a puzzled kind of way. "No," she replied, casting her eyes in that direction; "I see no one. There is no one there." "Not a beautiful woman? She is rather shadowy, but she has wonderful eyes." "No," she replied wonderingly. "Then I suppose I was mistaken. You are Olga, aren't you?" "Yes; I am Olga." "And you made that wonderful speech?" "Was it wonderful?" and she laughed half sadly, half gaily. Suddenly the spell, or whatever it was, left him. He was Dick Faversham again
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236717449
  • 9781236717443