Great Lowlands

Great Lowlands

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...as Cornelia and her alfairs...." She nodded meaningly at him and bustled away. "If he don't see his duty to propose to her after what I've said he ain't likely to see his duty though you nail his eyes to it," she said to herself. She met Ruth in the hall. "So you're back, Ruth. Go into the drawing-room, my dear, and wait till I come to you." Still in a dream Ruth went into the room. She did not see Michael till she was close to him. He had risen, and stood holding onto a chair with both hands. His knees shook under him. Ruth wondered what he was doing there when Cornelia was free. The poignancy of his silence struck through her dream and shattered it. She gazed at him startled, at the shrunken face and ashen lips, and the unsteady hands grasping the chair. Was this Michael, or a miserable wretch cringing at judgment? "Good news?" he said in a thick voice. "Yes," she answered. The light flashed into his eyes and flooded his face. He drew himself up with a long sigh and stood straight. He was a man again. "Thank God! Thank God! Then there is hope?" "He is dead," Ruth said. She saw the flesh on his cheeks gather into livid knots. An awful horror quenched the light in his eyes. "Typhoid is not infectious," he whispered. "It was impossible to take it from Yates...." "No," Ruth said listlessly. "But he drank a glass of water at Yates's cottage that day; and that must have given it him." "Dead? You didn't say dead?" He clutched at the chair again. "He died last night." "No! no!" he cried, his voice shrill like a woman's. "He is not dead!...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860772
  • 9781236860774