Joan Haste Volume 2

Joan Haste Volume 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...selected. But different people have different tastes, and I think that he will suit Ellen admirably. You see, she will rule him, and she could never have got-on with a man who tried to be her master; also he is rich, and wealth is necessary to her comfort. I shall be very much surprised if she does not make a great success of her marriage." "Ellen would make a success of anything, mother--even of Edward Milward. I have a great admiration for Ellen, but somehow I do not envy my brother-inlaw his bargain, though he has married a lady, which, strictly speaking, is more than he deserves. However, I dare say that he will find his place." "I have no doubt that they will settle it to their mutual satisfaction, dear; and, to look at the matter from another point of view, it certainly is a relief to me to know that your sister is removed out of reach of our troubles here." And she sighed. "It has been a great struggle, Henry, to keep up appearances so far, and I was in constant fear lest something awful should happen before the marriage. One way and another, difficulties have been staved off; indeed, the fact that Ellen was going to become the wife of such a rich man--for he is very rich--has helped us a great deal. But now the money is done; I doubt if there is a hundred pounds to go on with, and what is to happen I am sure I do not know." Henry puffed at his pipe, staring into the fire, and made no answer. "I scarcely like to ask you, dear," Lady Graves went on presently, "but--have you in any way considered the matter of which we spoke together after your father's funeral?" "Yes, mother, I have considered--I have considered it a great deal." "And what...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850173
  • 9781236850171