Living Age Volume 80

Living Age Volume 80

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...the road, hold your tongue and go away! The man is mad," said Mr. Wentworth, turning towards the spectator, Hayles, and pausing to take breath. But it was evident that this third person was by no means on the curate" side. " I don't know, sir, I'm sure," said Haylcs, with a blank countenance. " It appears to me, sir, as it's an awkward business for all parties. Here's the girl gone, and no one knows where. When a girl don't come back to her own 'ome all night, things looks serious, sir; and it has been said as the last place she was seen was at yohr door." " Well----it was--a party, sir--a highly respectable party--as I have good reason to believe," said Hayles, "being a constant customer--one as there's every confidence to be put in. It's better not to name no names, being at this period of the aiI'nir." And at that moment, unluckily for Mr. Wentworth, there suddenly floated across his mind the clearest recollection of the Miss Hcmmings, and the look they gave him in passing. He felt a hot flush rush over his face as he recalled it. They, then, were his accuser-s in the first place: and for the first time he began to realize how the tide of accusation would surge through Carlingford, and how circumstances would be patched to out of the few facts which were capable of an inference totally opposed to the truth. The blood rushed to his face in an overpowering glow, and then he felt the warm tide going back upon his heart, and realized the position in which he stood for the first time in its true light. "And if you'll let me say it, sir," said the judicious Hayles, " though a man may he in a. bit of a passion, and speak more strong than...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774612
  • 9781236774613