The Hope of the Forresters

The Hope of the Forresters

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...Henry was in his hospitality, Cecil had not much hope that he would help him in a money difficulty. Mechanically he took up the Hockingdon Gazette, and glancing carelessly at the advertisements, his attention was suddenly arrested, and a gleam of hope lighted up his face as he read--"money To Lend. From 100 to 3,000. The strictest confidence observed. Apply by letter to A. Z., Post Office, Hockingdon." XVI. DarFmess anb Sunsbine. "When temptation's form would lead To some subtle wrong--When she tunes her hollow reed To the syren's song, Then, O then let courage rise To its strongest flow, Show that ye are brave and wise, And firmly answer No!" It is wonderful with what rapidity sin makes advances when it is once given way to. This bait thrown out to catch unwary spendthrifts would have been laughed to scorn by Cecil Forrester a year before, but now, with the tempter's chains closing fastly and firmly around him, his moral perceptions were almost blunted, and the strength of his manhood shorn from him, ere he had felt its full power. True to his impulsive nature, he did not stay a moment to consider consequences, but snatched eagerly at the chance thus thrown in his way; within an hour he had written to A.Z., merely giving his name, and asking for an interview. Suddenly it occurred to him that if he posted the letter at Northend it might become known who was the sender, and by comparing the singular address with the advertisement, people might guess at, if nothing more, the difficulties he was in; so, with the sensitiveness of conscious guilt, he decided to write to a post office at some distance to ensure secrecy. Cecil's letter received prompt attention. By the next post he received a bland epistle, stating that his business, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600991
  • 9781236600998