George Morton and His Sister

George Morton and His Sister

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... Graham. "His manner leads me to think he has been doing something which he knows will displease or grieve me." "He has committed no serious offence that I know Of'?! "Then it must be something unknown to you." "You seem sure he has done something wrong." " I am almost certain of it. I can read it in his face." "Should it turn out to be so, I shall think you have not lost your old skill in reading faces. I had not observed anything unusual in George." " IfI am not mistaken, he has been doing wrong, and it troubles him. If you were acquainted with the circumstances, the expectation that you would report the case to me, would account for his appearance. As he manifests this consciousness when we are both ignorant of the wrong he has committed, I trust it is a sign that his conscience is becoming tender. It would not have been so a few months since. If the inference I have drawn from his manner of meeting me is correct, it would be a most important point gained, could we bring him freely to confess the wrong he has done. I shall watch him closely." ' Mr. Norman Graham did not meet George again until evening, except at the tea-table. In the mean time George was shrinking from the opportunity to make the dreaded confession, and yet longing to have it over with. It was a beautiful moonlight evening. As Mr. Norman Graham stepped into the garden, soon after tea, he found George there. "Well, George, how have things gone with you since I was here last?" he inquired. "Not very well," replied George, who thought that now' was his time. He, however, half regretted the answer as soon as it was given, he so dreaded the confession to more

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