Her Father's Inheritance, by Crona Temple

Her Father's Inheritance, by Crona Temple

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...doubt of it. How she managed to exist during all the years of her husband's illness, and bring up those two children as she did is one of the puzzles which can never be read by the mere light of this world." Sallie had but scanty understanding of what her father meant; but she was as sympathetic and pitiful as her shallow little heart allowed. That "poor people " should need money was bad, but that ladies should have to work themselves blind for daily bread seemed far more dreadful! The letter, easy or difficult, was written that night. Lord Shirley told in few words how he had tried to gather up evidence about the falsified banker's bill: how he had gone himself to Bayeux and had hunted up the Mayor who had convicted the criminal, and the gens-d'armes who had taken him to gaol. He had been to Auterive, and had heard there the simple history of the English artist who had been so sadly hurt by a runaway horse, of his young wife, and of his child. He there heard also of the friend who was " so kind, so good," who had assisted Madame in her need, who had brought money and food and doctors from the town, grudging no trouble in his generous kindness. And all Madame could do in return was to be as a mother to his little one, a mere baby, a poor sickly little one, with hair the colour of autumn leaves. It was the mention of this friend that had put the Earl on the right track. With infinite trouble he discovered that it was he, and not the helpless invalid, who had been leading that suspiciously gay life at Bayeux; winning money at cards and at billiards, and in other ways more doubtful still. It was he, Dillon, who had cashed that Churchley draft; and who, if he had not declared himself to N be Whyborough, was at least...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770331
  • 9781236770332