The Living Age Volume 286

The Living Age Volume 286

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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: ...not fly to him. She looked at him with grave entreaty, and shook her head. "Carol!" he said excitedly. "What's the matter? What do you mean?" Her lips trembled. "I mean that I am not going to marry you." He sat down heavily by her side, and seized her hands. "Why do you treat me like this? What have I done? You love me, child, you can't deny it--and you know I love you. I would sacrifice everything in the world for you." "Yes," she said sadly, "I think you would, and then afterwards you would be sorry. I have been thinking a great deal. and I see that I should be doing something very wrong and very selfish if I let you marry me. I will not do it. Max." Her voice lingered over his name. He became angry. "This is Mrs. Wendover's work! VVhy do you allow yourself to be influenced by other people? What does the opinion of anyone else matter to you and me? I won't have any interference, Carol! Do you hear? I can't do without you. and I tell you I won't." "Oh!" she cried. in sore distress, "nobody has interfered. and I'm not thinking of myself. I know very well I shall be miserablo.always. But indeed I mean what I say. I will not marry you." "It's because of what I said to you on Saturday night--is it? Tell me!" "A little, perhaps, but not entirely." "Oh, Carol!--sweetheart--don't be foolish! I want you more than I can make you understand. I know in some ways I'm a rotter and not half good enough for you. I never believed in love or in women till I met you. Nothing in the world matters to me now but you." He tried to hold her, but she broke away and stood...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774639
  • 9781236774637