The Golden Butterfly Volume 2

The Golden Butterfly 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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...when Colquhoun first went to his house, and continued through May into June. His mental sufferings were so great that his speech became affected. He found himself saying wrong words, or not being able to hit upon the right word at all. So he grew silent. When he re turned home, which was now early, he hovered about ' the house. Or he crept up to his nursery, and played with his year-old child. And the nurses noticed how, while he laughed and crowed to please the baby, the tears came into his eyes. The letters grew more savage. He would take them out and look at them. Some' of the sentences burned into his brain like fire.-"Mr. Lawrence Colquhoun is the only man she ever loved. Ask her for the secret. They think no one knows it. "Does she care for the child--your child? Ask T omlinson how often she sees it. "When you go to your office, Mr. Colquhoun comes to your house. When you come home, he goes out of it. Then they meet somewhere else. "Ask him for the secret. Then ask her, and compare what they say. "Five years ago Mr. Lawrence Colquhoun and Miss Pengelley were going to be married. Everybody said so. She went to Scotland. He went after her. Ask him why. "You are an old fool with a young wife. She loves your money, not you; she despises you because you are a City-man; and she loves Mr. Colquhoun." He sat alone in his study after dinner, reading these wretched things, in misery of soul. And a thought came across him. "I will go and see Colquhoun," he said. "I will talk to him, and ask him what is this secret." It was about ten o'clock. He put on'his hat and took a cab to Colquhoun's chambers. On that day Lawrence Colquhoun was ill at ease. It was...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913159
  • 9781236913159