The Highway of Fate Volume 2

The Highway of Fate Volume 2

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... and rather prosaic. But there, I am wrong to be talking to you like this. If Araby comes here I mean to love her as though she were my own sister." "Dear Lilian, you are so good!" and Eunice's cold lips touched her cheek; then with a sudden impulse Lilian laid her head on her friend's shoulder; but she shed no more tears. "If it be a mistake I trust he will never find it out," she said very seriously; "for he means to marry her as soon as possible. Douglas is never one for shillyshallying, and he hates the idea of a long engagement. Oh, with all her caprices Araby will find her master in him. He is very tender-hearted and chivalrous, but he is not weak, and he is never afraid of telling her frankly when he thinks her wrong. Oh, it will be all right, Eunice," trying to speak cheerfully; "his influence is too strong, and Araby loves him too well, for anything to be really wrong between them; we shall all be as happy as possible," and here Lilian smiled faintly. "And you must try to forget that you found me crying, Eunice, for it was weak and babyish of me to be fretting because the dear old life was over, and that I could not keep my darling boy to myself any more. But I am going to be so good," and Lilian rose as she spoke, and set about clearing up her work and putting the room straight. Eunice would have taken her leave after this, but Lilian would not hear of it; they would have luncheon, and bicycle back together. Lilian was to spend the afternoon and evening at Chez-Nous. Araby had sent her a very pressing message by Douglas. It was impossible for Eunice to excuse herself under the circumstances, so she was obliged to remain; but she was thankful when Lilian apologised for leaving her...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554396
  • 9781236554390