Osmond; A Tale Volume 2

Osmond; A Tale Volume 2

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...was meaning--yes--therewas decided meaning," he assured himself, "in the glance with which they met." She smiled at the sight of him; it was faintly, indeed, but that she could smile upon any one but him, gave him always an uneasy sensation; at the present instant it was an insupportable pang. Mr. Sackville talked with her earnestly for several minutes; she then appeared desirous of going into the house, but he constrained her to remain by taking her hand. Osmond sighed--he trembled even with emotion; but he laboured to restrain himself from darting forward, and tearing from his abhorred touch that dear hand. He wiped the large drops from his forehead; and for a moment pressed his hand before his eyes, to try if he could forbear to contemplate the sight that racked him; but imagination tortured him still more than reality, and not an instant could he cease to gaze upon them--to satisfy himself of the certainty--the fact--of what it was agony only to conceive. After some hesitation on the part of Caroline, Sackville succeeded in prevailing upon her to remain, and drawing her arm within his, he led her into the walk that led past the very place on which Osmond stood. Though the shrubs and the foliage of the trees partially concealed him, it was very probable that they would observe him, and he found it would be highly necessary, if he did not wish to obtrude himself upon their notice, to make a speedy retreat.-.. He had irresolutely turned away, but pausing at every step, --now tempted to come forth, and boldly avow his claims to Caroline, and compel Sackville to resign her to him, --and now restrained by an instinctive perception of the absurdity of such an action, rather than by any suggestion of reason, for that faculty was entirely...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622308
  • 9781236622303