The Fruitful Vine, a Novel Volume 2

The Fruitful Vine, a Novel 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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ..."Yes, as soon as I arrived." "What time was that?" "Not late. But I suppose the servants had gone to bed. I let myself in. It was between ten and eleven. I expected to find you still up." "And you came to my room?" "Yes. But I walked softly. I only just opened the door, and when I found you were there I went off to bed. What is it?" "Nothing. Why do you ask?" "Are you--there's nothing the matter?" "Of course not. Did you bring a light with you when you came to my room?" "Oh no. I only opened the door and listened. When I heard you were asleep I came away at once. But even that may have disturbed you." "You heard--did I seem to be sleeping soundly?" "I don't know. I came away immediately for fear of startling you. You must have gone very early to bed." "But why did you come in to Rome and at night? I didn't ex----you never said you were coming." "I didn't know it." ' He leaned one arm on the pillow, and shifted his position slightly. "It's rather a nuisance," he said, speaking in a casual sort of way, "but I've got to run over to England." "To England!" "Yes. I shall get away to-morrow." "You're going to England to-morrow!" "I just said so." He still kept up the casual tone. "The fact is--but talking so much at night will drive sleep right out of us." "Never mind if it does. What does it matter? Why must you go?" "Well, you know about those--but no, of course you don't. It's not very interesting. But Edna has two houses in...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833651
  • 9781236833655