The Forlorn Hope; A Novel Volume 2

The Forlorn Hope; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...As unlike a man who has just come in for a tremendous stroke of luck as any man I ever saw. I fancy he was more cut up about his wife s death than either you or I gave him credit for--eh, Mrs. Prendergast? And now, holding Wilmot s hand in hers, and looking into his sunken eyes, marking his sallow cheek, the rigidity of the expression of his face, the thinness of his hand, she thought that Dr. Whittaker s first impressions were correct. He did look ill, wretchedly ill. He did indeed look little like a favourite of fortune. He assured her, very kindly, that her note had only forestalled his intention of calling upon her immediately, and apologised for his former omission. I ought to have come to say good-bye, he said; but I could not indeed. I made no adieux possible to be avoided. And have you benefited by your absence? Have you gained health and spirits to enjoy the good fortune which has befallen you? She asked him these questions in a tone of more I than conventional kindness; but her face told him she read the answer in his. I am quite well, he said quickly; but perhaps I don t enjoy my good fortune very much. I am alone in the world, Mrs. Prendergast; and my fortune has been gained by the loss of the best friend I ever had in it. Yes, she said thoughtfully, that is very true. Poor Mr. Foljambe! He missed you very much; but, she added, for she saw the painful expression of self-reproach which she had noticed in their first interview after Mabel s death settle down upon his face, you must not grieve about that. He expressed the utmost confidence in Dr. Whittaker. I know----I know, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619315
  • 9781236619310