A Harvest of Wild Oats; A Novel Volume 2
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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... old course of life, without which it appears impossible to him to live, and leave her to drag out the rest of her days, as she best may, without him. Clare has no doubt she will be able to amuse herself as well as Frank. She has plenty of money and plenty of friends, 'and few people can say as much. Meanwhile, however, she declines to argue with herself of what value it would all be, without the presence of her beloved Iredell. There are some things we cannot realise without we feel them. Her reverie is interrupted by a knock at the door. The housemaid Mary wishes to speak to her. "If you please, ma'am, Mrs. Collins told me as how she had told you I had taken the tidying of the Colonel's room upon myself this evening; and as I picked up this telegraph out of the fender, I thought perhaps you might like to see it." "A telegram!" says Clare. "When did it arrive?" "I don't know, ma'am. I suppose James took it in, and he's not yet come home from taking the note to Mr. Hazleton. But it's got to-day's date on it, ma'am." And she hands her mistress a smoothed-out piece of pink paper, which Clare feels has been read and commented on first in the kitchen. She takes it with an assumption of indifference which cannot hide the red shame in her cheeks. "Very well, Mary; you can go." "I thought perhaps it might tell you where the master has gone," continues the servant, curious to watch the effects of the news she has delivered. "You can go!" repeats Clare, with an impatient stamp of her foot. She will not permit her eyes to wander to the pencilled message until the housemaid is outside the door again. She feels...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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