The Food of Love

The Food of Love

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of your life once more should make you wretched. I think that each of us is wise enough to feel that our best chance---our only chance--of recovery from this fresh blow that has fallen upon us, is by thinking not of ourselves but of those who are near to us, and to whom we owe something. There is your child--you know me well enough to be assured that a child of yours must be dear to me." "And is she dear to you, Hugh?" she said slowly, faltering over every word. "You know it. I loved her when I had not seen her, but only heard her sing--you know why," he replied. Her hand fell suddenly upon the back of the chair beside which she stood, and her fingers caught the woodwork. Her face had become paler even than before, and there was in her eyes an expression that was not one of tenderness. "You have not asked me about her--her father," she said, after a pause. "I do not need to hear anything. If you think that I would be so unjust as even to entertain a thought that you----" "That I?--go on, Hugh; say what you were about to say. I will not ask you to spare me even for her sake." "Do not say such words to me, Helen. God knows that I feel I should be the last one in the world to reproach you for trying to find some happiness instead of that of which I deprived you. I am sure that he loved you, and I think that you made him happy. Do not tell me that you did not owe some happiness to him--the father of your child, the sweetest, the dearest child that ever nestled to a mother." "I thought I loved him--perhaps I did," she said slowly, not looking at him, but still with her hands holding the back of the chair, gazing into the vacancy of one who is trying to...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742672
  • 9781236742674