One Woman's Way; A Novel

One Woman's Way; 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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... idly by her side; her tearless, drawn face stood unflinchingly the scorching rays of the summer sun. It was, for all its prosaic surroundings, a fateful incident, this meeting in the woods by the cross roads. Two of the participants were ignorant of the very fact itself; the other one brooded in silence upon its misconstrued portent. Not startling conditions these, and yet the meeting was potential, for Agatha thereupon parted with a portion of that martyr spirit which had hitherto withstood the assaults of all other temptations to which it had been exposed. But fate finds our vulnerable parts or prejudices; with Achilles it was the heel, with Agatha, her jealousy. As she walked she formed no plan, matured no purpose; nevertheless, deep down in her consciousness there germinated a determination to hold what she had won, even if it should involve the surrender of some cherished ideal. But she did not deceive herself. She was falling deliberately, intentionally, and very decidedly in her own estimation; but she was not dismayed. Still, even here her propensity swayed her, and she made it a matter of conscience to put this intended lapse from a higher to a lower plane before her mental vision in as torturing a shape as she could devise. Of course all this was morbidness. No healthy moralist would have thus argued with herself. To yield to a natural inclination to fascinate her lover by surrender of will, by graciousness, was not a real crime. But there are other moral codes besides the common-sense moral code and one of these was the code of Agatha Floyd.-Meanwhile, Betty and Peyton rode on, unconscious of the torture they were inflicting. The Judge was duly found at Millbridge. He seemed to have plenty of time at his disposal. For the matter of...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546792
  • 9781236546791