May Darling

May Darling

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...have you dropped from?" "I have not dropped from anywhere; I have just mounted the stairs after breakfasting. I heard from George Nugent that you were to cross this morning, and I hurried up to accompany you." May, not knowing what to say, murmured a "Thank you." And then she observed how very ill he looked--pale, and worn, and almost haggard, in spite of a brightness, as of joy, that had overspread his face when she first turned to him. She knew from his look that something must be wrong, and her voice was full of gentleness and pity as she asked for his father and for Laura--correcting herself and adding, " Miss Vernon." "My father is quite well, thank you, and Miss Vernon is better--much better," he answered. Then, after a pause, he said in a low voice, "I suppose you will not be surprised, after what passed, to hear that she is not ' Laura' to me any longer." May turned very pale as a sweet "might-havebeen" rose up like a shadow and passed before her mind. "Yes--no--I am not much surprised, but I am very sorry for you both," she answered, looking straight at him. "1 am not worth being sorry for; you know that very well. And yet I have come to you." May's eyes fell and she did not speak--there was nothing for her to say. "In the first place," he went on, "I wanted to thank you for saving my life, although I know it was not worth the saving, and it would perhaps have been better had you left me to my fate, as I deserved to be left." (He seemed to forget that he had not given her a chance of leaving him to his fate.) "Oh, Mr. Lefroy, don't say that," May cried, deeply touched by his humility, and now that he was beside her again...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527097
  • 9781236527097