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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...he returned to her first inquiries for her parent. She was not, however, so easily to be satisfied. She repeated her inquiries with an energy and determination of manner which made disguise hopeless. " And what do you here?" she exclaimed, in a delirium of passion, so soon as she had collected from Norry's " O-hone's!" and Aylmer's silence, the truth of the event; " you were not with them when they first arrived--he was surprised--and you are his betrayer." " You do me foul wrong. I endeavoured, perhaps against my conscience, to dissuade the officers of justice from entering here." " Against your conscience!" she smiled with a ghastly bitterness on him, as she answered. " The conscience of an ingrate who could turn against the life of an adopted father; a man whose bread he ate, whose fire warmed him, whose roof protected him, and whose heart loved him for seventeen years. Justice! The justice of a law that would spill the cold blood of age, to make a peace-offering for the forgotten errors of youth; the law that continues to persecute after' God has forgiven! Go, go, sir; you have less heart than I thought. Go, satisfy your conscience, and be just." " If my words must not be credited," said Aylmer, " I have only to endure, and to be silent." " Answer one question. Have you not linked your name with those of his accusers? Are you not numbered on their list 1'" Aylmer was silent. " You have pledged yourself to take the old man's life! Aylmer, do not say so! think where you past your childhood. Look around you, and upon those scenes where you first learned to enjoy life yourself. Will you make them...
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