The Human Law Volume 1-2

The Human Law Volume 1-2

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... have not sinned. But is the sin all mine? Am I alone responsible? I wander in darkness; I cannot pray. The present terrifies me, and I shudder at the future. And yet there are women who in my condition would look forward with joy to the day when But those women are not ashamed to look their sisters in the face; they have the right to hold up their heads; they are not disgraced as I am. Can you guess now? I would seek death if I dared, but I am too great a coward. My only solace is forgetfulness, oblivion, and I seek it shamefully. Disgrace upon disgrace. I am glad you cannot write to me, that you do not know where to find me. But do not quite forget me. Think of me, not as I am, but as I might have been if I had been grateful for all your goodness to me, if I had shown you obedience.--Your unhappy ADELINE." 'So far, ' said Mr. Barlow, 'these four letters tell a plain story, and upon the receipt of the last, Mrs. Kennedy, stirred by indignation and compassion, came to Europe in search of Adeline. She had very little money to prosecute her inquiries, and as might have been expected in consequence of that, and with clues so slight to guide her, she was quite unsuccessful. Not the slightest trace of Adeline could she find, and she was compelled to return to America no wiser than when she came. Meanwhile'--Mr. Barlow paused as we heard the street door open and shut--' Meanwhile, ' he continued, 'here is George come home, hungry for supper, and I feel peckish myself. Pop in at the ofiice to-morrow afternoon at four o'clock, and you will hear some still more startling developments. Well, George'--as my lad entered the room--' what sort of a night is it?' George answered that...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905954
  • 9781236905956