Mother Earth; A Sentimental Comedy

Mother Earth; A Sentimental Comedy

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... them. She did not wish to humble her friends by giving them no chance of recovering from the look of self-interest that would surely follow the blow of her news, if it was, as it seemed to her now, that they, like the rest, had calculated upon her wealth. "We have lost all our money--all, irrevocably; " she said, and looked up at her lover, then drooped her lids. She knew terribly well now. She could not hold her heart then. It went down, down. She did not dare to move, lest she might reveal some hint of the storm of despair that surged within her. She must control herself better than he had, he must not know she had seen the significant expression come over his face and reveal the whole man to her--his disappointment, almost his anger with fate. She was afraid to speak lest her voice might sound strange. Lady Anne did, and the girl found she could not understand a word she was saying. She tried to listen patiently and then just waited. At a pause she said: "These things happen to us over there." "Oh, they happen here," said Trevor. She laughed. "I suppose so, only I don't think we mind so much." "It is impossible not to mind." His eyes were turned to the window and she was able to look at him. His face seemed pale like ivory against the black of his beard, his brows raised in a kind of tired tolerance of an inevitably disagreeable predicament. "That depends," she said, still watching him, "how much one may have cared, how much wealth may have made a difference. How many intolerable circumstances wealth may have brought one." He looked at once back to her and spoke with some gentleness in his tone, some spontaneous kindness which touched her to loving him, though she knew it...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635434
  • 9781236635433