Kith and Kin; A Novel Volume 1-2

Kith and Kin; A Novel 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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...my way to Danesdale Castle." "I cannot think of detaining you. Pray ride on," said Judith, who, however, had begun to move onwards, while he, slipping the bridle over his arm, paced beside her, and his horse, his friend, followed him. "I shall enjoy the walk. I rode as far as Hawes, ro' indeed beyond it, this morning, to have lunch with the Sparthwaites. Do you know the Sparthwaites?" "By name, of course. Not personally--at least, I only just know them to speak to." "But your uncle, Mr. Aglionby----" "Oh, Mr. Aglionby is on terms of friendship with many people whom we don't know at all. When my father was living, he was incumbent of Yoresett, and he and my mother of course visited with all these people. Since his death, my mother has been unable to visit anywhere. She cannot afford it." "I beg your pardon----" began Randulf. "Not at all," she answered, in the same quick, spasmodic way, as if she spoke in the intervals of some physical anguish. "I only think it foolish to pretend that there are reasons for not visiting people which are not the real reasons, and concealing the real one which covers all the others, and is simply--p0verty," said Judith, distinctly. It was not her wont to speak in this way, to flaunt her poverty, as it were, in the face of one better off than herself. But she was not her usual self at this moment. What she had just gone through seemed to have branded the consciousness of her misfortunes so deeply into her heart, with so burning and indelible a stamp that it would be long before she would be able to give her undivided attention to anything else. A week ago she would have recoiled with horror from...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945239
  • 9781236945235