Marriage A-La-Mode

Marriage A-La-Mode

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...but lay back on her pillow. " ' Cousin Bessie, ' said she, after a while. ' Long ago I wrote a letter for Robert, it was when I was so ill, about two years since, and I thought I was going to die. The letter is just to beg him to forgive me. I wrote on the envelope to be sent in case of my death, but I did not die. It is in my little oak desk, and in my will I said that that desk was to be given to you with all that it contained at the time of my death; it is there on the table near the window, the key is in my purse. You don't think it is wrong of me to have written the letter, do you? You see it is not to be sent to him till I die. I shall not be Mr. Gascoigne's wife any longer then. My death will free him, and so it must also free me. In heaven they neither marry nor are given in marriage!' " The hot fingers that lay in mine trembled nervously. I scarcely knew what to answer, this looking forward to death as a divorce spoke so strongly of the wife's misery. In vivid contrast came back to me my dear sister's death-bed, husband and wife clinging to each other to the last, and comforting themselves with the thought of the speedy re-union in Paradise. " ' Cousin Bessie, why do you riot answer me?' " ' My dear, do you want me to take care of your letter for you, and see that it is sent?' " ' Thank you, and you think Robert will not think it wrong? ' " ' Oh, no, I am sure he will not. Perhaps though, my darling, if he were here he would VOL. II. K rather you tried not to trouble about such things just now.' " ' I will try not. I have always tried to forget him, but I never could. These four years have been such a struggle, Cousin Bessie, but nobody ever knew, and nobody ever shall know. I shall be glad when the struggle is over; but I have tried to...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680359
  • 9781236680358