Letters of Two Brides. a Daughter of Eve

Letters of Two Brides. a Daughter of Eve

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...to me by a dapper little clerk at the Treasury, who smiles when he sees me coming! Supposing the nation became bankrupt? Well, to begin with: " 'Tis not mine to seek trouble so far from my door." At the worst, too, the nation would not dock me of more than half my income, so I should be as well off as before my investment, and in the meantime I shall be drawing a double income until the catastrophe arrives. A nation doesn't become bankrupt more than once in a century, so I shall have plenty of time to amass a little capital out of my savings. And finally, is not the Comte de l'Estorade a peer of this July semi-republic? Is he not one of those pillars of royalty offered by the " people " to the King of the French? How can I have qualms with a friend at Court, a great financier, head of the Audit Department? I defy you to arraign my sanity! I am almost as good at sums as your citizen king. Do you know what inspires a woman with all this arithmetic? Love, my dear! Alas! the moment has come for unfolding to you the mysteries of my conduct, the motives of which have baffied even your keen sight, your prying affection, and your subtlety. I am to be married in a country village near Paris. I love and am loved. I love as much as a woman can who knows love well. I am loved as much as a woman ought to be by the man she adores. Forgive me, Renee, for keeping this a secret from you and from everyone. If your friend evades all spies and puts curiosity on a false track, you must admit that my feeling for poor Macumer justified some dissimulation. Besides, de l'Estorade and you would have deafened me with remonstrances, and plagued me to death with your misgivings, to which the facts might have lent...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780663
  • 9781236780669