Moths; A Novel Volume 2

Moths; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...that courtesy is not one of the obligations of marriage. You ask me for the truth, I tell you the truth." "In three years of the world have you not learned a pretty lie yet!" "No. I shall not learn it in twenty years." "Do you know that there are times when you answer me so that I could beat you like a dog?" "I dare say." "Is that all you say?" "What should I say? If you beat me, it would not hurt me much more than other things." Zouroff was silent. He saw that she drove her ponies on tranquilly, and that her blush-rose cheek neither flushed nor paled. Master of her body and mind, present and future, though he was, he had a sullen sense of her escaping him always, and he had as sullen a respect for her courage and her calmness. "She would be a mother of young lions!" he thought, as Lamartine thought of Delphine Gay, and he felt bitter against her that his sons had died. They reached F elicite as the sun set over the sea, where the low shores by Caen were hidden in a golden mist. The dressing bell was ringing in the Gothic clock tower; the tribe of canary-hued lacqueys were bending to the ground in the beautiful cedar-wood hall, with its pointed arches, and its illuminated shields, which had captivated the young eyes of Vere Herbert. Madame Nelaguine had arrived before them, and her welcome, wit, and careful tact saved them from the terrors and the tedium of a lete-ti-lete. "Are you glad to come here, Vera?" she asked. "I am glad to see the sea," answered Vere. "But I am tired of moving from house to house. We have no home. We have only a number of hotels." "I think you will be happier than...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904230
  • 9781236904232