Hester's Sacrifice, by the Author of 'St. Olave's'

Hester's Sacrifice, by the Author of 'St. Olave's'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...and dragged him home to bed. But the woman heeded them not. She was still pondering over her scrap of paper, and as she read it the cold, malicious smile grew deeper on her face. We will leave her there. She has her work to do, and she will do it. There is no tenderness now in those black eyes of hers, woman's pity seems burnt out of them; cost what it may, ruin whom it will, that work of hers shall be done. 161 CHAPTER IX. A ND so time passed on, bearing with it St. Angusbury's little tide of joys and hopes and fears, until the lengthening days, and the warm sunlight, and the sweet breath of hawthorn stealing down every lane and dingle, proclaimed that May had come. Nils Brayton saw but little of Hester after that evening when he overtook her so unexpectedly on the lonely Milcote road. Much as he would have enjoyed a quiet hour sometimes in that room where she and her father spent so many silent evenings, he knew Mr. Tredegar's habits well VOL. I. M enough to be sure that the presence of a visitor would be little else than an annoyance. And he had not enough confidence in his own powers of pleasing to be sure that her face would brighten to meet him, or that any kindness of his could help to pass her time more pleasantly along. There was little about Nils Brayton to make him the fascinating companion of an hour or an evening. He could not string together sweet compliments for ladies, he could not gossip to an indefinite extent about current town affairs, reported engagments, flirtations, marriages, and the like, for his stock of information on these subjects was painfully limited. And, indeed, on other topics of more general interest, such as new books, magazines, literature and poetry, he was scarcely more at home. To speak the plain truth, ...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501535
  • 9781236501530