Like and Unlike; A Novel Volume 2

Like and Unlike; A Novel 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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... is the only thing that can set her right." "And do you think he would marry her if she were free to-morrow?" Leo asked contemptuously. "Do you know Lord St. Austell so little as to suppose that he would burden himself with a wife when he has secured a mistress--a mistress whose attractions must have grown stale by this time--a mistress who, no doubt, has made the one grand mistake that all women make under such circumstances, and has bored him with tears and contrition. A divorce will only advertize her disgrace. It will not bring her any nearer marriage with St. Austell." "Let me once see her free to marry, and St. Austell shall make her his wife, or account to me for her dishonour," said the Colonel fiercely. "He won't refuse to meet you. He is a crack shot like yourself--perhaps in much better practice. He will give you satisfaction, I dare say--but he won't marry my sister." "You are diabolically bitter against that poor girl, Leonora, and I must say I think it very unwomanly on your part." "Ah, but you see women look at these things from a different standpoint. With you men a woman has only to go wrong in order to become interesting. You open your arms to her, are ready to shelter her and fight for her. For a woman to be very pretty, and to go astray in the first bloom of her prettiness, is to command your 'chivalrous service. Women had need be cruel to each other, or vice would be at too high a premium." ' The Colonel was distressed at his daughter's tone, but he was very glad to have her society all the same. Her presence brightened the cottage, and put flight for the time being to those morbid fancies which were beginning to weigh...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863844
  • 9781236863843