Expiated Volume 2

Expiated Volume 2

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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: ... afraid not; I mean, I should not like tha," said Leonie; who between her resolution that her protegee should not suffer, her intense longing to be where--well, where she could see and hear him all day, and her conviction, somewhere in some deep recess of thought, that it would be safer for herself to be left behind, was in a species of mental vortex which made her more inclined to cry than anything else. "But perhaps there would be time before we start," said Reginald. "Do try. The carriage can take you up at the cottage, you know; I will walk with you there, if I may, and keep a look-out for it." Reginald looked up as he spoke; and Leonie, who had not her work in hand to fall back upon, met his eye; with such a tell-tale light in her own, and such a consciousness within her of the tales it did tell, that after murmuring some broken form of assent she fled to her own room. Her departure left Reginald in a tumult of feeling at least equal to her own. He had not had much practice in optical problems of the kind, but their solution comes pretty readily even to the least expert; and the suspicion, vague and remote as it was, which flashed across him in this interchange of. glances, set every pulse in his frame tingling. Was is possible; possible, that she did care for him? No. The wild dream, envoy from the ivory gate of lies, dispersed in air almost in the same instant that it presented itself. Quite impossible; the most superficial reflection showed him that. Even had it been otherwise, the practical result would have been the same; one delicious memory would have accompanied him in his path through life, but his love must have been as rigidly scaled up from avowal as ever. Quite needless, ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905849
  • 9781236905840