A Fatal Passion

A Fatal Passion

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...with the man who is engaged to her sister! Understand once for all that this subject is quite ended between us! If you have clung to a single thread of hope up to this moment, know that I snap it now. Henceforth you have no concern with me or my affairs. It does not matter to you what I choose to do, or whom I choose to meet. When you made yourself a spy upon me, you ended at once and for ever any regard which I felt, or might have learned to feel for you." Pitiless as youth is prone to be, and too angry to care what dangerous strife of passion she might have awakened, she turned, and walked away, leaving her stinging words behind her. This time Waldemar made no effort to follow. He only felt, as he watched her cross the shadow-dappled lawn and enter the house, that he had, with rude, impatient hands, shaken down his last leaf of hope. 161 CHAPTER VIII. "DOES ANYTHING MAKE HAPPINESS?" "Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of his creatures." "T REALLY don't like the manner in-. which things seem to be going on between Waldemar and Miss O'Hara, Ethel!" said Mrs. Vivyan, gravely. For a wonder, the two ladies of the house were alone. After Captain Conyngham had taken his departure, and Kathleen and "Waldemar had disappeared, Mrs. Lewis retired to her chamber in a fit of misanthropy, probably, and Mrs. Vivyan, Vol. n. M entering the sitting-room, found Ethel quite alone and quite idle, with a strange, pre-occupied look on her usually placid features. It was quite without precedent to see Ethel wear so weary an expression, and so unusual to see her with her hands lying idly in her lap, that her aunt would have started into uneasiness had she not been full at the time...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529243
  • 9781236529244