Love's Crosses

Love's Crosses

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... herself with the expense of Lilian's outfit; therefore she was in excellent temper, for she would have all the credit of playing the generous step-mother without its costing her a shilling. 'I am completely on your side, ' she cried. 'And I promise the trousseau shall be ready--and it shall be a right royal one, fit for the future Mrs. Davenant.' Lilian blushed painfully. Her feelings were past her own analysis--perhaps they were not unlike those of a slave who is decked in silk and jewels when sold to her master. She tried to utter some thanks, but stopped, choked by thoughts of the kind, weak father who had left her to a hard woman's mercy. 'After all, it is his money she has, ' she said to herself. 'I need not be so ashamed and galled at receiving a little of it at her hands.' 'Then it is settled!' exclaimed Edgar joyously. 'You can make no objection, Lilian, reasonably; and an unreasonable one would hurt me.' 'Objection? She will be delighted I I am so thankful to see her happy at last." And Mrs. Challacombe gave her a stepmother's kiss, which left a crimson tinge on her delicate cheek. Thus her marriage-day was fixed for her without a word from herself. And yet she did not care much for delay; her fate was sealed now, and each hour she was growing more reconciled to it, more at peace under the sustaining thought of Edgar's affection. 'What do you say, Lilian V he asked, bending forward to look into her eyes. 'It is only your mother who has spoken yet.' 'As you will, ' said Lilian softly; and she suddenly grew very pale. 'I think it too soon; but, if' 'There are no "ifs,"' interposed Edgar quickly. 'Now we will not say another word. I shall come in an hour's time to fetch you for our usual drive. And, Mrs. Challacombe, I...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929217
  • 9781236929211