In a Glass Darkly, V. 2-3

In a Glass Darkly, V. 2-3

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Excerpt: ..."Oh! That I fancy is pretty much the case with every one. But, putting myself out of the question, do I love anything on earth better than my wife?" "Her diamonds." "Oh!" said the Count. The Marquis, I could see, laughed. "Is it true," said the Count, changing the conversation peremptorily, "that there has been a battle in Naples?" "No; in France." "Indeed," said the Count, satirically, with a glance round. "And may I inquire between what powers, and on what particular quarrel?" "Between the Count and Countess de St. Alyre, and about a document they subscribed on the 25th July, 1811." The Marquis afterwards told me that this was the date of their marriage settlement. The Count stood stock-still for a minute or so; and one could fancy that they saw his face flushing through his mask. Nobody, but we two, knew that the inquirer was the Count de St. Alyre. I thought he was puzzled to find a subject for his next question; and, perhaps, repented having entangled himself in such a colloquy. If so, he was relieved; for the Marquis, touching his arm, whisperedshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236688074
  • 9781236688071