Jarl's Daughter; And Other Novelettes
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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... Vernon. She had listened without a word of comment; but when he concluded, he saw, to his astonishment, that there were actual tears in her eyes. She did not try to hide them from him, and he saw them when she looked up; but neither of them recognized their presence by a word. "I had no right to ask you to tell me this," she said; "but I wanted to hear the truth from your own lips." The quick glow which leaped to her face thrilled his very soul, it said so much, if he dared to believe it. "When a woman is a man's friend," she said, "her womanhood teaches her to look beyond the line the world draws, and see more clearly and mercifully. You have proved that you thought me worth the trusting, Mr. Tredennis, and 1 thank you." And she held out both her hands to him with a simple gesture which, in itself alone, showed with what perfect woman's tact she had let the sad past drop away into utter oblivion. He caught them in his own, in a passion of gratitude, which was almost fierce in its pathos. "Great heaven!" he said. "I think I have never met a true woman before!" For the week that followed, the people who had discussed these two, began to experience some doubts as to the infallibility of their former decisions. Miss Vernon was beginning to suggest, even to the most self-satisfied of her admirers, a new idea, which shook their selfpossession greatly. Things which had appeared absolutely impossible a week or so before, were losing their appearance of impossibility, and the most superciliously incredulous faltered. They even talked over the matter among themselves with a wonder which was slightly ludicrous in its intensity. But, one morning, at the week's end, Rosamond Vernon came...
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