Love and Hate, by the Author of 'an Object in Life'

Love and Hate, by the Author of 'an Object in Life'

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...she sobbed out. "Oh, I wish I had not met with you. It makes me worse to see you and hear you talk. Go, go away and leave me alone; I shall get right when you are gone." It was almost like the cry of the evil spirits of old--"What have I to do with Thee? I beseech Thee torment me not!"--and, doubtless, the Evil One now as then was fiercely fighting to maintain his right to the soul which he had marked for his own. But no less surely was the Mightier than he present also, in answer to Mary's earnest prayers. "I cannot leave you so," she said; "indeed, indeed my going would not help you. No, Sophy, do you come with me. Come away from all this wretchedness and sin to those who will love you and help you." Long she urged and pleaded, in fear every moment lest some of Sophy's bad companions should come in and hinder all her endeavours; and at last her prayers and entreaties prevailed, and Sophy rose to go. "But do you mean that you will walk with me through the town and all along the road?" she said, as she arranged her dress a little, and tried to make herself more tidy: "I guess you won't like that." And she laughed again as she had done at first. "Fancy Mary "White, who has always been so good, and held her head so high, being seen along with a girl like me!" "Don't talk nonsense," Mary said, a little sharply, for there was just enough of truth in Sophy's words to make her uncomfortable and vexed with herself. "Come, make haste, and let us go before any one comes in to hinder us." And whatever less worthy thoughts may for a moment have entered her mind, her chief feeling was one of relief and deepest thankfulness, as they passed out of the narrow...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920341
  • 9781236920348