A Nation's Crime; A Novel

A Nation's Crime; A Novel

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...and the man strong physically, morally and spiritually trembled. "Listen! Mr. Hargood, of Still and Hargood, representing Barbara Lloyd Burton's interests, contests the will of Mrs. Vincent Lloyd Allerson." "Contests the will, contests the will," repeated Stephen excitedly. "Well, well, that is nothing; I say let him. We shall defeat him as easily as water runs down a hill. Contests the will, does he, she, they? Ha, ha!" With an effort he continued, " We shall be able to outlive that. Why all this fuss?" "Worse than that, my dear boy. I claim, I desire your forgiveness in advance." "Go on! go on! I command you!--The ground, the ground, the basis, the basis of this litigation." "Your pardon, Stephen, your pardon." "Go on! Speak, or I shall not be responsible for myself." "He claims your mother's marriage was illegal." "Mr. Steele, I shall kill you for those words. Honor is not yet dead in Maryland, or in the Allerson family," returned he, doggedly, as all his manhood was touched and his brain seared at the imputation of the degradation of his mother and her family. "Stephen, forgive him," wailed Anne, who had been listening intently and heard every word. She was frightened at her son's stolid composure and sullen threat, though she could well understand his agony and determination. "Those bitter scathing words are not his words." "Pity my position, pity your mother, yourself. Time wanes'. Kill me afterwards, but now we must call our reasoning powers together and think what action to pursue." "Forgive me," and Stephen bent his head before the old lawyer and friend. "Enlighten me. What do you mean by...
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523180
  • 9781236523181