How Could He Help It?; Or, the Heart Triumphant

How Could He Help It?; Or, the Heart Triumphant

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...handsome--perhaps he is, to them.' 'But do you think she will have him?' 'Can't say.' 'May be they are married?' 'Like as not.' 'Then you believe it, Uncle Randi?' 'Don't believe one way nor the other--don't say one way nor the other--time will show.' 'She will repent it all the rest of her days.' 'Like as not--may be he will, too--can't help it.' 'Well it seems a great pity things should be just so. Now only to think what a large property there has been, and everything so grand and orderly about the house, and means to get whatever their heart could wish, and yet it seems all to no purpose. Do you think there will be trouble about that other heir? Why, if there's no will, you know, it will all have to be shared alike; then who will be the guardian of that young one--she must have a guardian.' 'There's the rub, Polly. You have asked a question now that is worth answering, if one can only get at the bottom of it. There will be management about that; there will be deep play--see if there ain't. She won't be let loose, take my word for it. You see if she is not brought up here pretty soon, and made much of, and have all kinds of favors, and when once under their thumb, if she ain't kept closer than any prisoner, and may be wheedled to marry some of their kin, so as to keep all in the family, then I miss my guess. When once she gets fairly under them, she won't no more have a will of her own, unless she is different stuff from what most young folks is made of, or I don't know them--that's alL' 'You don't say so!' 'Some folks think they will keep up the grudge against the mother, and because she married, as they said, beneath the family, they will never own the child, and have nothing to do wi'Ji her. I know folks think so; but I tell them, not so. more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
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  • English
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  • 1236500547
  • 9781236500540