Nina; Or, Darkness and Daylight

Nina; Or, Darkness and Daylight

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... write. 'Tis the only chance of saving her life." "Write what?" he asked, as he rose from his chair and suffered her to lead him to the desk. He had written occasionally since his blindness, but it was not a frequent thing, and his fingers closed awkwardly about the pen she placed in his hand. Feeling curious to know the meaning of all this, he felt for the paper and then said to her, ' I am ready for you to dictate." But dictation was no part of Nina's intentions. The lines traced upon that sheet would contain a secret which Richard must not know; and with a merry laugh, as she thought how she would cheat him, she replied, "No, sir. Only Miggie and I can read what you write. Nina will guide your hand and trace the words." Dipping the pen afresh into the ink, she bade him take it, and grasping his fingers, guided them while they wrote as follows: "I, THE BLIND MAN, RICHARD HARRINGTON, --"That last was my name," interrupted Richard, who was rewarded by a slight pull of the hair, as Nina said, "Hush, be quiet." A great blot now came after the 'Harrington, ' and wiping it up with the unresisting Richard'scoat sleeve, Nina continued: "--DO HEREBY SOLEMNLY--She was not sure whether ' swear' or 'declare' would be the more proper word, and she questioned Richard, who decided upon ' swear' as the stronger of the two, and she went on: "--SWEAR THAT THE MARRIAGE OF--"As true as you live you can't see f" she asked, looking curiously into the sightless eyes.-"No; I can't see," was the response, and satisfied that she was safe, Nina made him write, "--ARTHUR ST. CLAIRE And NINA BERNARD, PERFORMED AT MY HOUSE, IN MY PRESENCE, AND BY ME--Nina didn't know what, but remembering a phrase she had often heard used, and thinking it might be just what was needed, she...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681207
  • 9781236681201