Jael; An Australian Story

Jael; An Australian Story

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...save yourself the trouble of any more heroics on my account.' 'Edith, ' said ael solemnly, going on her knees and putting her arms round her sister's waist, 'I beg and implore you, by all that is holiest, by the love of our father and mother, don't do this evil thing!' Tears filled the wide grey eyes, and the brown ones above her could not meet their gleam. One moment Edith seemed to struggle with herself, then she said, 'Are you jealous, ael?' ael gave her one hurt look, rose up and went to the door. There she turned and looked again, but Edith's eyes were hard now, and she met the other's glance boldly, so that the grey ones turned despairingly away. How ael spent the next month she never knew. Edith carried out her purpose, though ael was not content with that one appeal. When walking from the room failed to stop her Edith would resort to insulting hints. But she was fond of her sister nevertheless, and strove earnestly to induce her to go and live with her. At times she condescended to entreaties, and when these proved unavailing she resorted to upbraidings and pretty plain references to what she told herself was ael's reason--her jealousy. So little knowledge did her long acquaintance with the latter give her of the principles which guided her actions. Chester took over the mortgage at ael's request and paid her her share of the remaining money. With this she took rooms in a boarding-house near her old home. Thither she resorted on the day of her sister's wedding. Her absence of course was commented on, and her conduct voted as unsisterly as her opinions improper by the usual authors of ' t/zey say.' CHAPTER XIV ' Despair was never...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801679
  • 9781236801678