The Mysteries of a Convent

The Mysteries of a Convent

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...table as usual, she had ascended to the sick chamber, and there overheard a portion of what passed, as has already beenseen. Should Julia, when she went out among the boarders, make known the fact of the nun's'de'ath, it would forever destroy all hope of securing the inheritance; and.even if she could 'prevent this, which would be a very difficult affair, because of the impression that it might make upon her own mind; still the dead body was in the house, and, must be disposed of in some way, without the knowledge of any ' 'member of the household. She hit her lips in veryrintensity of thought; and her feelings were wrought up to a high pitch of excitement, by her malignity to the dead nun, who, she feared, had achieved, although unconsciously, a wonderful retribution upon herself and upon the order, for the wrongs which she had endpred at their hands; by apprehension that Julia was lost to the convent, unless something could be done to prevent it; and by anxiety to bring order outtof this chaos, and lvictory out of this apparent defeat; when she heard a gentle rap at her chamber door. Instantly passing from the oratory into her bed room, where Julia still lay upon her couch, she opened the door, where stood a servant to inform her that a gentleman wished to see her in the parlor. Not supposing for a moment, that it might be Mr. Moreton--whom of all other persons she least wished to see at that time;--she hastened to the room where he awaited her, neglectingtas she left her chamber, to close the door behind her. Presently, Julia, overbearing the altercation. between her father and the Superior, and recognising the voice of thefformer, flew down the stairway, and rushed into her father's.arms, as has...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797698
  • 9781236797698