Faults on Both Sides Volume 2

Faults on Both Sides 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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...and full of fire: a fire which no dictates of principle had ever checked in Hugh Harold. He had, however, a certain excuse, for he _ had lived upon his wits; and he had nothing else to live upon. Left, when a child at nurse, to these poor people, taken home, only long enough to rebel--to torment every human being; then a wanderer, full of schemes--full of devices, Harold was like a flame, which lights where it lists--and lights only to destroy; but he soon burnt himself out. His features had been perfect once; and there was still in him a consciousness of beauty, even when he spoke to his former nurse. Butthere was something hidden and even downcast in his eyes--they had almost ceased to sparkle, for indeed his whole aspect was that of deep dejection. " What are you making such a noise for?" he said, sullenly, preceding Betty into the house. " How do you do, David?" "Have you got her?" whispered Betty, standing close to her favourite, "and the money too?" "No l" Hugh dashed his hat down in despair. "Worse and worse; but I'll have my rights in one way, if I haven't in another." " That's right; I guessed how it had been--I heard talk--'--" " Then you must never hear it, nor listen ' to it, again; I'm here, but I'm not here; I tell you, I have given my word that I am bound for America------" " Sure! but what's the good o' that '.? and leaving her--and leaving the place as you're to be master of--I wouldn't go. " Time will tell; there is one thing will make me go--did you hear of the scuflie? I struck him down." " God have mercy on us I--Yes, sure! now you've...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880692
  • 9781236880697