Her World Against a Lie; A Romance Volume 1

Her World Against a Lie; A Romance Volume 1

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...Willgum!" calls Mrs. Moray from the open door. She has drawn her purple satin skirts closer around her as the awful truth of Delia's profession is made patent to her sensitive understanding, and now she summons her husband at once to her aid. Her ears must have deceived her. It cannot be true. The mother of the child now sitting at her luncheon-table, and the wife of her husband's brother, an actress! and actually standing within a few yards of her. If Mrs. Moray were good at fainting, which she is not, she would certainly drop down now. But she grows red as a peony in the face instead, and bawls "Willgum!" at the top of her voice. "Tell your master to come here himmediately," she ejaculates to a passing servant, and in another moment William Moray answers the summons. Delia's indignation is by this time at its height. She sees how her rights, her very existence, have been ignored by the wool-merchant, and she is ready to expose and defy him in the presence of his wife. "Have this person turned out of the house at once, Willgum," exclaims Mrs. Moray, as soon as he appears, "or I don't remain in it. She is an himposter--a hactress who hinsists she is Mrs. James Moray, though hI've told her there's no such person in hour family." But as Mrs. "Willgum's" eyes fall upon her husband's face, she is not quite so sure of Delia being an "himposter." "Am I Mrs. James Moray, or am I not?" says that young woman, as she confronts her brother-in-law boldly. "Really! this is an excessively awkward predicament," he stammers in reply. "I must request you to leave the house. I cannot have Mrs. Moray...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869796
  • 9781236869791