The Lady's Realm Volume 11

The Lady's Realm Volume 11

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... Even now, when there is no longer the old restraint of poverty (Dis alikr visum), the fates have ordered otherwise: my whole time and thoughts are demanded by my work. No, madam, I can frankly say that I am not a gambler. Yet I claim no merit for this abstinence: I am virtuous because I can be nothing else." "For my own part, also, the fates, as you say, ordered otherwise. But one can disobey the fates--for I, the daughter of a city merchant, was taught to loathe the gaming-table. Indeed, my father hated cards much as he abhorred conformity with the Church of England and all other deadly sins. So that, if 1 frequented the hazardtable on Sunday, I broke two of the commandments which my father and his sect have added to the other ten. Perhaps I was punished; for, as I may confess to you, sir,"--thus did she disguise and cover up the past which both of them knew so well, --"there was a time when I was much straitened by debts and liabilities due to losses at the card-table." "As for me," said Oliver, "I presumed, in my folly, upon success which I thought would come to me the moment I was received at the English Bar. I was punished for this overweening vanity by a time which I might describe as straitened. However, by the blessing of the Lord and the goodness of a person If you encourage me to speak of that person at any time, I shall be pleased to give you the whole of the amazing history." Thus did he interrupt himself to approach dangerously near the secret. "Was it really amazing?" She put up her face, showing the interest she took in the subject. "Indeed, most amazing! Perhaps--another time" "Another time, then, Mr. Macnamara." So she put the secret aside. "I...show more

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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754018
  • 9781236754011