Lost and Won

Lost and Won

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...up from the window where I had been sitting working, and came to the table to replace my scissors and cotton in their box. I had nothing to say to her--no wish to talk with her; but without changing her position, she watched me as I moved, and when I turned to leave the room she suddenly arrested me., '. You had better tell Aunt Graham that Lord Oarstairs was here, she said, abruptly. Why should I tell her? -I said. His visit was not tome. His visit was to whoever he happened to see, she said quickly. Hildred! -. Her colour flushed up: she bit her lip: then a moment after she rose up, very proud, You are right, Hope. His visit was to me, she said. Well, --you may tell my Aunt that. I shall tell hernothing, I answered, sadly. It is little concern now either of hers or mine. I do not understand you. She was lobking full in my face, and I answered that look: my heart was very full.. Hildred, I said, do you think I do not see that the link that binds you to us is almost broken? She did not answer me. We stood a few moments, both quite still; then something came into her face--a look of irresolution--a look of pain. She came suddenly to my side. Judgeme as I deserve to.be judged, Hope, she said. You have known all from the beginning: you know, as you stand there, that I never professed love to Guy. And I do not love him! she cried. And if in the end I marry him, with every fibre of my heart divorced from him, the folly and the sin will be less on my head than on his, who, knowing what he did, strove with his whole man s might to make me become his...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614771
  • 9781236614773