For Love and Honour

For Love and Honour

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... philanthropic; he may be partly insane--what does it matter?' 'But he knows nothing of you. Does he impose no conditions?' 'That I shall know to-morrow. These were the last words he said before calling the servants to carry him down to his carriage. If you love beautiful Miss Gordon as you should love the woman you wish to marry, I will make your marriage possible. See her to-night, and convince yourself that you can endure life, sacrificing her love and relinquishing her entirely; or that you will make, for the realisation of her wishes and your own, any sacrifice short of dishonour. Then come to me to-morrow with your decision, and, as that may be, so will I act; either making her your wife, or turning her love from you to some man with stronger passions in his breast. Remember, I am rich, and to the rich nothing is impossible.' 'It is clear he intends to impose some condition.' 'Yes. For the reason you have hinted at; he knows me but little, and in making this marriage he is bound to provide a safeguard for Miss Gordon.' 'What condition can he make that would satisfy him of your worth?' 'None that I will not accept, ' said Josef Vol. Ii. 25 firmly. Then catching up his violin he added, in a tone of light gaiety, 'I will play my wedding march!' and with that he struck up a triumphal march, while I went about preparing dinner, oppressed with grave doubts. It seemed to me incredible that a stranger, with no stronger motive than caprice, should give an immense fortune to my son. I could not believe that, when it came to the final point, he would fulfil his promise; it was almost too much to expect that he would. And with this reflection I began to regret that Josef had come under the patronage of Mr. Fleming. I did not lose sight of the fact that...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493125
  • 9781236493125