Ironica; A Romance of the Rockies

Ironica; A Romance of the Rockies

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... Propriety forbade that she open the flood-gates of her soul to this stranger. An added color in her cheeks, a brilliance in her eyes, was all that spoke of the tumult in her breast. After a little thoughtful silence, she said: " What would you think if I were to tell you that I spent the night in this little cave behind me, while a terrible storm raged, when I was about fourteen?" " I should think you must have suffered greatly--both mentally and physically. In fact, I can hardly conceive of such a thing. Is it possible that you did? But, of course, you were protected and made comfortable as possible by someone," he said, in astonishment. " I was guarded safely enough," she answered in a low voice, while a tense expression settled on her face, and a far-away look came into her eyes, " but there was no human being with me. Don, my dog, a fine mastiff, guarded the portals of my castle; otherwise I was alone." Raymond drew nearer and peered into the small rock chamber, in which a man could have stood erect, but which was not over five feet in depth, while she went on and told him of the night and of her enjoyment of it. And thus he got a glimpse of some of the depths of her soul, and he longed to probe deeper into the mysteries of her nature, so different to any he had ever met before. This child-woman, who knew nothing of intrigue and flirtation and the miserable, petty gossip of world-wise women, was a new creation to him and he felt a resentment at the fate which had brought him into her life, too late to win her for his own; and before the one who was so unworthy of her had come to blight her life. He had believed her unhappy from his first meeting with her and now he instinctively felt her husband was not calculated to make this sensitive, ...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674367
  • 9781236674364